The trend of extravagant birthday celebrations has gained popularity, both in urban and suburban areas, with individuals opting for grandiose celebrations on the streets. This recent birthday celebration of Harsh Kadam, fondly known as "Malu" among his friends, followed suit but took an unexpected turn when he decided to cut the cake with a sword. The unusual act caught the attention of authorities, prompting the police to take action.
Pune police have booked and detained four individuals, including two minors, for using a sword to cut a birthday cake placed on a car during a public celebration in Dhankawadi, Pune.
20 youth gathered
The incident occurred at the Five Star Society on Wednesday area around 10.30 pm when a group of over 20 youths gathered and 19-year-old Harsh Kadam, a resident of Sri Sai Park Apartment, celebrated his birthday in an unconventional manner by cutting the cake while sitting on top of the car. Along with Harsh, Sani Subhash Deepak, residing in Five Star Society, was also detained. The police have registered a case under the Arms Act, and an investigation is underway. Sahakarnagar Police launched a probe after receiving a complaint about the incident.
Authorities have emphasized that such acts aim to instil fear in the local community and establish dominance amidst ongoing feuds between rival groups. This celebration comes just a day after a group of six went on a rampage in a slum in the same area and vandalised at least 30 vehicles on Tuesday morning. The incident had taken place in the early morning in the Vanshiv slum area and triggered unease and concern among the locals.