Pune, September 6: In a shocking case of violence, a man was brutally attacked for refusing to give donations to a Ganesh mandal. According to a Hindustan Times report, the man, a garment trader in Wakad was allegedly attacked with a metal rod and his shop vandalised by a group of eight people after he refused to give them Rs 5,000 donation for their Ganesh mandal. Karnataka: Man Stabbed to Death During Ganeshotsav in Puttur.
An FIR was lodged at Wakad police station by the victim, who owns the garment shop. The suspects who were from a nearby Ganpati mandal were demanding Rs 5,000 as a donation from him, and when he refused, they attacked him.
In a similar incident in Odisha, ahead of the festive season, Odisha State Private Bus Owners’ Association has asked for the intervention of DGP BK Sharma to put a check on incidents of forcible collection of puja donation. In a memorandum, the private bus association has claimed that they have been facing numerous problems due to such illegal practice in several parts of the State.