Chalisgaon (Jalgaon), 16th January 2024: A seemingly minor dispute arising from a cricket match between rival teams turned deadly in Chalisgaon, Jalgaon district, resulting in the brutal killing of 28-year-old Subham Agone, a constable with the Mumbai Police.
The horrifying incident unfolded as Subham was attacked with swords and cricket wicket stumps by a group of 10 to 12 members from the opposing cricket team. Despite prompt medical attention, Subham succumbed to his injuries, marking a tragic end to the altercation. Authorities have arrested three individuals thus far in connection with the case.
The incident came to light following a complaint lodged by Anand Agone, a farmer who was also assaulted by members of the rival cricket team. Chalisgaon city police registered a First Information Report (FIR) against 12 individuals, charging them under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt), and 504 (intentional insult).
Assistant Inspector Sagar Dhikle, leading the investigation, provided details of the unfortunate event. Subham, who was in his hometown on Sunday, had participated in a cricket match in Chalisgaon, where his team emerged victorious. However, post-match, a heated altercation erupted between Subham and members of the opposing team.
Around 6.30 pm on the same day, the rival team ambushed Subham and Anand along the Patnadevi Road, launching a violent assault with cricket stumps, swords, and other sharp weapons. The assailants fled the scene after carrying out the attack.
Upon learning of the incident, locals rushed Subham and Anand to a private hospital. Tragically, Subham was declared “brought dead,” while Anand’s injuries were deemed non-serious.
Dhikle stated, “Based on available information, we have arrested three individuals. The accused were presented before a court on Monday, which remanded them in 7-day custody until Sunday.”