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United States: A Nashville father of two was beaten to death outside a Top Golf when he was attempting to break up a fight that broke out during a concert Saturday evening. 

Umesh Dahal was attending the music event alongside other members of Nashville’s Nepali community on the lower level of the Top Golf — a national franchise of golf ranges — when the violent dispute erupted inside, the Metropolitan Nashville Police announced. 

The concert was held at The Cowan, a 635-person capacity live-performance venue on the lower level of the Top Golf, and featured Nepali Rock Band “Mantra,”.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) said that Umesh was attending the event with members of the local Nepali community when the fight broke out. Umesh intervened as a peacekeeper but was struck, causing him to fall and hit his head on the concrete. While on the ground, he was kicked in the head, resulting in severe injuries that led to his death on Tuesday morning.

Homicide detectives, taking over the case due to Umesh’s critical condition, arrested 26-year-old Bishal Rai on Monday evening at his home in Antioch. Originally charged with aggravated assault, Rai now faces criminal homicide charges. He is being held without bond at the Nashville Downtown Detention Center and is subject to an ICE hold.

This is not Rai’s first encounter with the law; he was charged last year with felony aggravated assault-strangulation, though the case was dismissed.

The MNPD continues to investigate the incident and is seeking additional individuals who may have been involved in the fatal assault.