Abhijeet Sawant assaulted after road mishap
Indian Idol star Abhijeet Sawant was beaten up by an irate crowd in Mumbai after his friend and reality show participant Prajakta Shukre rammed her car into a scooter injuring two teenagers, police said today.
Shukre, who was driving a Honda City, rammed the car into a scooter last night at Santa Cruz (a western suburb of Mumbai), seriously injuring the rider Tohil Khan, 19, and his brother Taufiq Khan, 14, they said.
According to the police, Shukre and a few of her friends, including Sawant, were racing with each other when she lost control of her vehicle and hit the scooter.
"Locals, who had witnessed the entire accident, immediately gathered at the spot and assaulted Sawant who was trying to appease the crowd," a police official said.
Police immediately arrived on the spot and took the couple to the Santa Cruz police station.
Shukre was arrested and booked for rash and negligent driving and was released on bail on a bond of Rs 3,000 from the police station in the early hours of today.
Both Tohil and Taufiq were rushed to the nearby Nanavati hospital. They have suffered fractures in their hands and legs and injuries on their head, police said.
Image: The Abhijeet Sawant-Prajakta Shukre drama caught on tape