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DJ beaten up for not complying to demands

14 Sep 2017 05:59am IST
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14 Sep 2017 05:59am IST

MARGAO: A Karaoke DJ and musician Ashwin Alvares was brutally beaten by a group of four men at a restaurant at Colva on Tuesday night.

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MARGAO: A Karaoke DJ and musician Ashwin Alvares was brutally beaten by a group of four men at a restaurant at Colva on Tuesday night.

According to Ashwin, when he wound up his karaoke session at midnight at a bar and restaurant, Colva, the accused, including Freddy Menezes and Anthony Fernandes, who were drinking there, asked him to continue singing.

When he did not comply to their demands, the accused became very aggressive and abused Ashwin, who quietly began packing his equipment.

When he stepped out the men accosted him and began assaulting Ashwin brutally and also tore his clothes. 

The singer, who was badly beaten up was bleeding from injuries on his face and upper body.

According to the police one of the accused even brought a hockey stick to beat him further, but was stopped by the people. 

Ironically, the accused reached the police station before Ashwin could file a complaint against them. The four, in turn, accused the singer of assault and harassment. 

Later, police registered an FIR against Freddy Menezes, Anthony Fernandes and two others for assaulting the singer. 

Meanwhile, the Goa Entertainers Society has expressed displeasure over the incident and said the incident was disturbing for artists in Goa. They urged the government to take stern stand over the incident. 

The guests harass us if we stop playing at 10 pm which is in accordance to the law. However, if we continue beyond 10 pm the police picks up the equipment, a musician said. 

These problems affect all musicians and the people of Goa will back the Chief Minister if he takes a tough stance against such incident, Armando Gonsalves said.



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