Is unable to recall the incident or recognise close relatives and is still bleeding from the ear
The man who was seriously injured in a road rage is now semi-conscious and unable to recall the incident that took place on Wednesday. Victim Sanjay Jaiswal, who is currently admitted to the Nanavati Hospital, was injured when he intervened to stop the accused, Indrajeet Sawant (35), from assaulting Rishi Gandhi.
Ashok Jaiswal, an elder brother of Sanjay, was upset that locals simply stood watching the brawl. “It is sad that the people out there were just enjoying the incident. If some more people had objected and stopped Sawant from assaulting Gandhi, my brother would have not been lying in the hospital,” said Ashok.
According to Ashok, Sanjay, who had came to Mumbai last month, was about to leave this week for Miami, United States, where he works in a shipping company.
Sanjay’s relatives told ADC that he is unable to recall anything, even his own name, and was unable to recognise his nephew who visited him at the hospital.
In the meanwhile, the original victim of the assault, Gandhi, visited Sanjay at the hospital and appreciated his support, saying, “I am very lucky that there are people like Sanjay in this city.”
According to the Vakola police, Sanjay collapsed has suffered a fracture on his skull bone and his ear drum is torn. The bleeding from his ear has not yet stopped.
“We have arrested Sawant under Section 307 (attempt to murder). He was produced in Bandra court on Thursday which remanded him to police custody till June 12. Jaiswal is not in a condition to communicate and we are yet to record his statement,” said Sub-Inspector V. H. Salgaokar of Vakola police station.
According to the police, Sawant was drunk when he rammed his vehicle into Gandhi’s parked car at CST Road. After Gandhi protested, Sawant took out a baseball bat from his car and assaulted Gandhi, injuring him, even smashing Gandhi’s car in the process. Attempts by this newspaper to contact NESCO officials proved vain.