Navy cadets thrash boys black and blue, Cops take 4 days to register case
Siblings Brendon (19) and Covin Correia (16) were trying to free their motorcycle from mud as they stepped off a ferry in Marve last Saturday when two Navy cadets thrashed them black and blue for no rhyme or reason.
Their bike had stuck in mud on reaching the shore, which abuts the naval area. As they struggled to extricate it, a man threatened them with assault if they didn’t hurry up. The boys say they tried to reason with him, but he did not listen and began abusing them. When he was asked to stop, he picked up an iron rod and started assaulting them.
The attacker revealed that he was a Navy cadet and called out to his colleague and the two thrashed the boys some more. The two alleged Navy cadets then fled the spot.
So severe were their injuries — to the face, arms, legs and back — that the brothers couldn’t even get up and seek medical help. They had to call up our mother, who came with their family rushed and the two to a hospital following which their parents approached the police to file a complaint.
The boys’ father alleged that the police were not ready to register an FIR. In fact, they allegedly told them to not to try to get even with the Navy and tried to convince that they would not get anything out of filing a complaint and that we should just let the matter go.
Left with no choice, their parents approached local MP Gopal Shetty, and it’s only after his intervention that the police register a case on April 13.
A case under sections 324 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC against unidentified persons has been registered.