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Reformist-singer attacked

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Well-known reformist-singer Satyapal Maharaj Chincholikar was attacked by a 28-year-old man in the city, police said today.

The incident took place on the night of May 12 when Chincholikar performed in Bhoiwada, central Mumbai, as a part of Jayanti celebrations.

The attacker was allegedly upset with certain comments of Chincholikar, who preaches against social evils such as superstitions and addiction through the age-old 'kirtan' format, accompanied by tambourine.

As the performance ended, Kunal Jadhav, a Navi resident, suddently rushed forward and tried to stab Chincholikar in the stomach with a knife, police said.

While Chincholikar suffered a minor injury and was taken to a nearby hospital, the people around him caught hold of Jadhav who tried to run away.

Police registered a case under section 324 of (voluntarily causing hurt) against him.

Jadhav was upset over some of the statements made by the social activist, a senior police officer said.

The accused subsequently got bail. Police are conducting further probe.

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 19:32 IST