Mumbai, February 7: Four men allegedly attacked a 21-year-old taxi driver with a sword in Wadala on Monday. The victim, Harish Yadav, is a resident of Sangamnagar in Wadala (East).Also Read - Maharashtra: Central Railway Announces To Revert Platform Ticket Price to Rs 10 At These Stations

The incident took place when Yadav was ferrying two passengers, who had hired his cab from Dadar station, police said. Yadav was forced to stop the cab as the four men stood in the middle of the road near a college in Wadala (East), the Hindustan Times reported. Also Read - UP Groom Seeks Police Help to Get His Marriage Solemnised After Bride's Family Assault Them For Dancing

The four told Yadav to drop them at Mankhurd but when the latter refused, they dragged him out of the cab and assaulted him. One of them even attacked Yadav with a sword after which all four fled the spot. Yadav injured his back in the attack and was rushed to Sion hospital where he is in a critical condition. Also Read - Petrol, Diesel Prices: Check Latest Fuel Rates in Your City

The passengers whom Yadav was ferrying called the police control room and narrated the incident. An FIR has been registered in the case.

“We have registered a case of attempt to murder and are searching for the accused the accused with the help of the witnesses and CCTV footage,” said an officer from Wadala police station.