Indore : Reprimanding neighbour’s children proved costly for an elderly man and he paid the price with his life while two of his family members ended up in the hospital with grievous injuries.

The incident occurred in Rustam Ka Bagicha under MIG police circle. Pooranlal Bijore, an elderly resident of the area, was asleep outside his home when his neighbour Devilal’s kids, who were playing outside, accidentally threw a stone, which hit him.

Peeved at being disturbed in his sleep, Pooranlal scolded the children.  An argument ensued between Pooranlal and Devilal and soon escalated into a full-scale brawl. Thereafter, Devilal along with Chunnilal, Prakash, Shubham, Rahul, Rupesh and another fell upon Pooranlal, his son Vijay and brother Shankar and attacked them with hockey sticks, swords and other weapons.  During the brawl, Vijay was attacked with a sword and he fell on the ground. Pooranlal tried to intervene and was in turn hit with swords. When the three began to bleed profusely, Devilal and his accomplices fled the scene.

Getting information, police reached the scene and rushed the injured to a hospital but Pooranlal succumbed to his injuries on the way to hospital while his son Vijay is still in critical condition.  The MIG police registered cases of murder and attempt to murder against Devilal and six others.

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