CURCHOREM: Seven youth from Curchorem were late on Sunday night arrested by Quepem police for allegedly brutally assaulting one Shashi Gauns Dessai from Xeldem and a police constable Niket Gauns Dessai.
As per sources, on Sunday afternoon, a group of about 10 youth from Curchorem had gone to Xeldem on their two-wheelers to have a dip in the canal water when they had a clash with the local youth who allegedly badly beat up Shashi Gauns Dessai and Dessai.
Xeldem villagers gathered and approached the Quepem police to lodge a complaint and demanded the arrest of Curchorem youth allegedly involved in the assault. On the refusal of the police to register a complaint, the villagers blocked traffic for over five hours at the Tilamol junction.
Later, on the intervention of Quepem deputy collector Rohit Kadam, South Goa SP Arvind Gauns, DySP Uttam Raut Dessai, Margao PI Kapil Naik Canacona PI Rajendra Prabhudessai and Sanguem PI Sagar Ekoskar, the blockage was removed. Police later nabbed Sumesh Priolkar, Sanjit Naik, Viraj Naik, Rahul Naik, Ravi Hadkar, Vatan Naik and Atish Sayyed all from Curchorem who were allegedly involved in the assault. Police have also seized four two-wheelers. Two other youth Gitesh Naik and Guptesh Naik are absconding. On Monday, the seven youth were released after a Quepem court issued bail with a condition that they report at the Quepem police station for five days. NT