A man saves a shopkeeper from a sword attack in Mumbai.

A physically challenged shopkeeper was allegedly attacked with a sword in suburban Chembur in Mumbai for raising his voice against a group of drug addicts who used to extort money from the shopkeepers in the area. Four persons have been arrested, police said on Thursday.

The incident took place on Tuesday evening when the main accused Akram Sheikh (28) entered the shop of Rajnish Thakur (36) at PL Lokhande Marg in Chembur and attacked him with a sword, Tilak Nagar police station’s senior inspector Bhagwat Sonawane said.

Thakur, who is physically challenged, was saved from the attacker by a customer inside the shop who managed to overpower Sheikh, he said adding that the accused is part of a gang of drug addicts which has been extorting money from shopkeepers since sometime.

The incident was captured in a CCTV camera installed in the shop, Sonawane said adding that with its help, they managed to nab four members of the gang.


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