Ponda man held for attacking cousin

PONDA: Ponda police arrested Bhanudas Govind Naik, 41, resident of Varchawada-Dhavali in Ponda taluka, for allegedly assaulting his cousin with a wooden 'danda' on Saturday.

Police said Bhanudas and victim Vasu Raghuvir Naik reside with their families in a common housein the middle of a farm at Varchawada-Dhavali in Ponda.

On Saturday morning, when some buffalos entered the farm, Vasu's family had not noticed them. The accused drove the buffalos and questioned Vasu's wife over the entry of the animals. As Vasu intervened, Bhanudas assaulted Vasu with a danda inflicting injuries on his head. He was discharged after treatment at Ponda community health center. The accused has been arrested and will be produced before a court on Sunday. [TOI]