One Killed, Two Hurt in Clash After WhatsApp Flare Up

Published: 08th September 2015 11:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th September 2015 11:26 PM   |  A+A-


THANE: An old dispute between two groups of students on popular social messaging service resulted into a violent clash, killing a 24-year-old youth and injuring two others at Padgha in the district, police said today.

"The exchange of provocative messages was on between two groups on WhatsApp over some old enmity. Leader of a group threw a challenge to his counterpart of the rival group to come to his location yesterday," said inspector J M Bhosale of Padgha police station.

As soon as members of one group reached Savat village near Bhiwandi on their bikes, they were surrounded and attacked by their rivals, he said.

The members of both the groups also tried to run over their vehicle upon each other.

"In the attack, one Vinay Vishwakarma sustained grievous injuries and died on the spot, while two others were seriously injured," he said.

Bhosale said the group that attacked Vishwakarma and others was led by one Pappya Dillya and his accomplices.

He said Vishwakarma's body was sent for postmortem, while two others were admitted to different hospitals in Kalyan.

Police have registered a case under various sections of IPC including murder, but yet to make any arrest, Bhosale added.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp