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Sunday, 30 August 2020

‘Mentally disturbed’ man injures 3 with sword in Dera Bassi market

Tribune News Service

Dera Bassi, August 29

Panic spread among people at the busy market near the bus stand here when a man, who was stated to be mentally disturbed, chased passers-by while brandishing a sword and injured three persons, including two women, this evening.

Hurled abuses

The incident took place around 8 pm when the raging man hurled abuses at people and attempted random attacks from the bus stand to Gulabgarh chowk. For 20-odd minutes, people ran helter-skelter amidst shrieks of women and elderly.

The incident took place around 8 pm when the raging man hurled abuses at people and attempted random attacks from the bus stand to Gulabgarh chowk. For 20-odd minutes, people ran helter-skelter amidst shrieks of women and elderly. In the melee, the attacker damaged two cars also.

The police faced a tough time in overpowering the man. He was nabbed with the help of local youths.

The assailant was later identified as Mani of Gulabgarh, who worked as a fruit vendor outside the bus stand. Fellow vendors said he was mentally disturbed for the past few days. He has been using swear words at passers-by earlier but for the past two days, he had become more aggressive.

Dera Bassi police station incharge Satinder Singh said, "The suspect has been arrested. We have started an investigation into the case."



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