New Delhi: Pro-Kabaddi player Nilesh Shinde, on Saturday, assaulted a man for cheering for the winning team in a local kabaddi match and the victim started bleeding after he was hit on the head. However, following the incident, Shinde was booked by the Mumbai Police.

According to a report in Mid-Day, the tragic incident took place when Nilesh Shinde, who plays for Dabang Delhi team in the Pro-Kabaddi league, attended Sanrakshan Pratishthan vs Swastik Kurla kabaddi match at Nehru Nagar Shivaji Maidan, Mumbai.

While Shinde was supporting the team from Kurla, local kabaddi player Satish Sawant, who had also come to watch the game, was supporting the other team. The match got over at around 11.50 pm, and winners were Sanrakshak Pratishthan.

Sawant said, “I was cheering for the winning team, and screamed ‘shabbash’ (well done). After hearing me cheer, Shinde started abusing me. When I objected, he called his friend Pratap Shetty and the two started beating me.”

Sawant, during the assault, received a blow on his head and started bleeding. After the matter got serious, the locals intervened and took Sawant to selection committee’s office, where he was given first aid, and then taken to Hospital, where the 30-year old received stitches on his head.

In the meanwhile, the Nehru Nagar police have booked Nilesh Shinde and his friend Pratap Shetty under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by weapon), 504 (breach of peace) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC. The duo is yet to be arrested.