At least 8 people have been arrested for allegedly attacking Indian cricketer Prithvi Shaw after the batter refused to take selfie with the group for second time, police revealed on Thursday.
In a statement, a police official said, “Oshiwara Police has registered a case against 8 persons over an alleged attack on the car of a friend of Indian cricketer Prithvi Shaw after Shaw refused to take a selfie for the second time with two people.”
The cricketer was in his car when he was attacked by the accused. Later, he was sent in another car. The accused also chased the vehicle of Shaw’s friend. Out of these arrested, two have been identified as Sapna Gill and Shobhit Thakur.
As per the complainant, Shaw had gone to a five-star in Santacruz for dinner with his friends when some people came over their table and insisted on a selfie. The cricketer obliged two people for selfies but after some time, the same group returned demanding to take selfies again.
However, this time, the cricketer said that he came to eat food with his friends and doesn’t want to be disturbed. But the group kept on bugging, so, Prithvi’s friend called the hotel manager and complained about them. After which, hotel manager asked the accused to leave the hotel.
When Shaw and his friend came out of the hotel, the accused were waiting outside the hotel and attacked them with baseball bats and smashed the front and rear windows of their car. Hence, Shaw was sent to another car.
The accused also chased Shaw’s friend vehicle, however, his friends car was stopped near Jogeshwari’s Lotus petrol pump, where a lady came near the car and start abusing them. The complainant further alleged that she even demanded Rs. 50,000, otherwise she will file a false case.