Thane (Maharashtra): Two people who were dropped from a WhatsApp group hired goons and attacked the group’s administrator with knives here, police said on Saturday.
According to investigators, cloth merchant Bunty Kursija was running a group called Jai Ho on WhatsApp in which two other people – Anil Mukhi and Naresh Rohera – reportedly posted vulgar and obscene messages.
Despite repeated warnings by Kursija, they continued their online antics following which Kursija deleted them from Jai Ho. Unable to digest this, both Mukhi and Rohera threatened Kursija and even raked up an old issue of Mukhi’s monetary outstandings from the group admin.
When Kursija refused to be cowed down by their threats, they hired Babu Gaekwad and Bablya who went to the shop and demanded Mukhi’s dues from him.
When Kursija refused to oblige, Gaekwad and Bablya barged into the shop of Kursija and attacked him with knives on Wednesday night, police said. Later, police managed to nab them through the footage of the CCTV installed in the shop.
During interrogation, the motive behind the attack were revealed by the duo after which police arrested Mukhi and Rohera. Kursija, who was rushed to a hospital, is now stable, police said.