Cricketer stabbed to death by 3 assailants in Bhandup

Cricketer stabbed to death by 3 assailants in Bhandup
Rakesh Panwar, a district level cricketer, was attacked by the trio with sharp weapons near Mahavir Auto petrol pump in Bhandup West (Picture: ANI)

Rakesh Panwar, a local cricketer and coach, was stabbed to death by three unknown assailants in Bhandup area in Mumbai on Thursday night.

Panwar, who was in his mid-thirties, was reportedly attacked with sharp weapons near Mahavir Auto petrol pump in Subhash Nagar, Bhandup West around midnight.

While the attackers fled the scene of the crime, the victim was rushed to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.

Govind Rathore, who claims to be the childhood friend of the deceased said he was accompanied by his girlfriend when the assailants attacked him.

“I was not with him. He had an old enmity with Khan family here. He was accompanied by his girlfriend when the incident took place,” Govind told ANI.

He said that the deceased, a district level player, also worked as a cricket coach and provided training to the young cricketers.

Police have registered an FIR in the matter and further investigation is underway.

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