Father Beaten to Death at Concert

Photo of a Crime Scene

(GoRealNewsNow.com) – While trying to break up a fight during a concert, a Nashville father of two was beaten to death outside a Top Golf over the weekend.

According to the Metropolitan Nashville Police (MNPD), Dahal Umesh was at the music event with other members of Nashville’s Nepali community on the lower level of the Top Golf when a violent dispute broke out inside.

Nashville Nepalese Association hosted the concert at The Cowan, a 635-person capacity venue on the lower level of the Top Golf. According to the organization’s Facebook page, the concert featured the Nepali rock band Mantra.

The fight spilled into the parking lot, where the 41-year-old Umesh tried to intervene as a peacekeeper.

“Umesh was reportedly trying to defuse the argument when he was punched, causing him to fall and hit his head on the concrete,” the MNPD said.

As he lay on the ground, Umesh was kicked in the head, and he died Tuesday morning from severe head injuries.

Moreover, homicide detectives took over the investigation due to Umesh’s “medical condition,” identified the man they believe delivered the fatal kick, and arrested him Monday evening.

26-year-old Bishal Rai was arrested at his home in Antioch, about 14 miles southeast of the Top Golf. He was initially charged with aggravated assault but will be upgraded to criminal homicide following Umesh’s death.

“A judicial commissioner ordered that Rai be held without bond pending a hearing,” the MNPD stated

Rai is being held at the Nashville Downtown Detention Center and is not eligible for release: “ICE – Sent to ICE bondable.”

According to court records, he was charged last year with felony aggravated assault strangulation, but the case was ultimately dismissed.

After Rai’s arrest, detectives are still searching for other concertgoers who may have been involved in Umesh’s death.

“The investigation is continuing into the potential involvement of other persons in the fatal assault on Umesh,” the MNPD concluded.

Copyright 2024, GoRealNewsNow.com