A man was reportedly stabbed to death in Mumbai today during a fight with three underage boys after objecting to one of them bursting fireworks into a glass bottle.
Police said two of the suspects, ages 14 and 15, have been arrested while the third suspect, 12, is being sought.
The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Sunil Naidu.
According to police, a 12-year-old boy was making fireworks in a glass bottle in an open field near Parekh Compound in Shivaji Nagar when Mr Naidu arrived at the scene and objected to it.
An argument arose between the two.
Soon, the suspect’s 15-year-old brother and a 14-year-old friend joined the suspect and all three began beating the victim.
During the fight, the 15-year-old boy stabbed the victim with a knife, seriously wounding him. He was rushed to Rajawadi Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Despite a ban on fireworks in many cities across the country, they are still sold and used during Diwali. Experts have often warned that loud noise from fireworks can lead to auditory and various other health complications, in addition to increasing air and noise pollution.