A dispute between two families over property issue turned ugly leaving a man in a pool of blood. Bhanudas Sonnaik, from Cotombi, Surla Goa, was recently arrested by Bicholim police for allegedly assaulting Purushottam Sonnaik from Karabhat, Chorao. The incident took place when Bhanudas had gone to his native place, Cotombi. Bicholim police said that the incident has its roots in an already existing dispute among the families of Purushottam and Bhanudas over a property at Cotombi.
According to the sources, Purushottam had gone to click photographs of his property, which he then intended to produce before the court as proof. While Purushottam was clicking photographs, Bhanudas pelted stones at him, leaving him in a pool of blood.
After grabbing the camera from the victim, the suspect fled from the site. The victim was rushed to Sakhali primary health center first and later shifted to Goa medical college and hospital, Bambolim. Police sources said that the victim is steadily recovering from his injuries.
According to the information, Police has arrested the accused under IPC Sections 326, 427,338, and 379. He was later remanded to four days police custody and will be produced before the court on September 23 for the second time, in his attempt to get bail. PSI Gaurish Parab of Bicholim police is probing the matter with PI Narayan Chimulkar.