DJ Ashwin Alvares was beaten up for not playing a song on request after 12 am. The incident took place at ‘Goodman Restaurant and Bar’ in Colva. If sources are to be believed, he was beaten up by a Freddy who owns a restaurant in Assolna called Shalom’s, Anthony (another DJ’s brother) along with 3 other guys from Mumbai.
Alvares has been entertaining since 1997 and is a very versatile DJ besides being a talented live musician and popular karaoke host.
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His post reads, “Hi all. FIR has been filed. Glad to have friends and family taking care of me. Busted nose so can’t talk or breathe too well but am finally being treated and I hope they release me soon. Please help to spread the word and try and help people being gang beaten. It’s not a good feeling.”
Some concerned Goans put out posts and messages in support of Ashwin.
Ashwin Alvares posted a message in one of the groups in the morning and said the following…
Hi guys its Ash.
Basically Freddy was on a power trip and wanted to show his friends from Mumbai that he is a Don in Colva. There were 6 of them on one table and I played all their requests while there was time. His friends requested a song at 11.30pm and I told them sorry. I wont have time as the restaurant closes at 12am and also there were several other clients also waiting for songs but there was no time to play. He then sent his bouncers to intimidate me. When I did not budge and stopped the music at 12am they started verbally abusing me. Meanwhile I packed up my equipment. When I went to load my car, Anthony shut the car. They knocked my equipment what I was carrying down and surrounded me. Then Freddy broke my nose with the first punch. And his buddies started punching me from all sides. I felt the blood gushing out so I went into the light of the restaurant and the other guests saw what was happening and held them off. One of the bouncer guys even brought out his baseball bat but did not get to use it. They then ran off and Anthony goes to the Colva police station and says that he was alone and lost my senses and attacked him. Meanwhile a guest Julia, who was a nurse straightened out my nose while I waited for the ambulance to get me to Hospicio where I was admitted and am awaiting a doctor’s checkup. -Ashwin Alvares
Several DJs, entertainers, singers, actors or artists like him often get trapped in similar situations. They are artists here to showcase their talent and passion. Please do not ruin it for them! Respect everyone.