RAJKOT: A 24-year-old man was hacked to death when he tried to intervene in a fight between his elder brother and a youth in Gomtagam village of Gondal taluka in Rajkot district. Police said the accused, identified as Ashok Sarvaiya , Sagar Sarvaiya and Ravi Solanki , hit Pradeep Muliya with an axe on Thursday night.
Muliya was taken to Virpur Civil Hospital and from there to Rajkot Civil Hospital where he died during treatment on Friday morning. According to the police, Muliya’s brother Viral and his friend Vijay Koli had an old enmity with Ashok over an affair with a girl.
“Koli had an affair with a girl of Navagam, which Ashok didn’t like. The accused arrived on bikes and called Koli. Koli then sought Viral’s help and seeing Viral go with Koli, Muliya followed. When he tried to intervene the accused hit him with an axe,” said A V Jadeja, SI, Gondal taluka police. tnn