Twenty five-year-old was allegedly attacked for feeding chicken to cats at Mazagaon, his father was threatened as well
A 25-year-old animal lover has filed an FIR against unknown persons for allegedly attacking him over feeding strays. Five persons have been booked in the case. Medical student Moin Asif Darvesh had gone to feed animals on the night of June 17. The student’s father, who was not in Mumbai on that particular day, had requested his son to feed the strays. According to the complaint, Darvesh had gone to feed the strays in front of Sir Elly Kadoorie School in Mazagaon at 7.30 pm, a routine followed by his father for the last seven years. While he was feeding the cats, a person approached him and told him that he should not feed chicken there. “I asked them what their problem was, but they refused to budge,” said Darvesh.
As the argument continued, four more persons approached them and allegedly started kicking and punching Darvesh. This went on for 15 minutes, even as onlookers gathered to see what’s happening. Finally, the police on patrol rescued Darvesh. He sustained injuries on the left side of the face, elbows and forearms. He was taken to KEM Hospital and treated at the OPD. Later, he came to the police station and registered an FIR.