VADODARA: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) imposed a shutdown on Ghoghamba village in Panchmahal district after an attack on a youth, who had stopped a van believing that it was leading a truck carrying cattle. The man was allegedly abducted by the persons travelling in the van.
The attack on the youth Tapendrasinh Solanki, a resident of Ghoghamba, took place in the early hours of Saturday. Solanki was returning from Halol after seeing garba there along with friends when he spotted a truck moving at a high speed.
In an offence registered with Rajgadh police, Solanki claimed that he suspected that there were cattle in the truck and he called his friends who were ahead of him to inform them. The friends tried to stop the truck, but it got away.
The group spotted a van coming on the road and suspected that it was with the truck. Solanki alleged that those travelling in the van got down and abducted him in the van. They beat him up, but were intercepted by the police near a restaurant on the highway. While four persons in the van escaped, Mohsin Makrani from Palla village in Ghoghamba taluka was nabbed.
Rajgadh police sub-inspector R R Bhambhla said the van was coming from the opposite direction in which the truck was travelling and did not have any connection with the truck.
“The complainant too had only suspected that there were cattle in the truck,” he said. Bhambhla added that the bandh call was given by the VHP over the attack on the youth.