In a shocking incident, a youth named Shoaib Pasha (23) was stabbed by his friend Nabi on Sunday night in Mavalli near Kalasipalyam, Bengaluru, as he refused to hug him citing bad breath.
Shoaib’s brother, Shahid (21) who rushed to rescue his brother after receiving a call from him was also stabbed by Nabi.
The two brothers, Shoaib and Shahid, residents of Wilson Garden, were treated at a private hospital and are reportedly out of danger.
The two friends, Shoaib Pasha and Nabi chanced upon each other on LBF Road in the Mavalli area. On encountering his friend, when Nabi tried to hug Shoaib, he was pushed away. Shoaib Shoved Nabi citing his bad breath, which angered the latter.
Nabi started abusing Shoaib which led to a fight between the two. As the confrontation escalated, Nabi took out at a knife and stabbed Shoaib in the stomach.
Before fleeing, Nabi also stabbed Shoaib’s brother Shahid, who rushed to the spot to rescue his brother after learning about the incident. According to reports, Bengaluru police had arrested Nabi, a resident of Siddapura and filed a case against him under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code. Nabi was produced before a local court which remanded him in judicial custody.
This is not the first incident when such a trivial issue have invited drastic responses. Mangru Pahan (30), belonging to a tribal community from Jharkhand was stabbed to death, on the night of June 21, just because he had asked three men not to smoke ganja outside his house. According to reports, the three accused identified as Mohammad Sajid alias Chottu, Azam Ansari alias Babu and Ramzan Ansari alias Chutri had been arrested and had confessed before the police that the stabbing took place following an argument with Pahan.