A Nashville father of two, Dahal Umesh, was beaten to death outside a Top Golf while attempting to break up a fight during a concert on Saturday evening.

Umesh was attending a music event hosted by the Nashville Nepalese Association at The Cowan, a live-performance venue at Top Golf, featuring Nepali Rock Band “Mantra,” according to the organization’s Facebook. The fight escalated outside to the parking lot, where the 41-year-old 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 Tuesday. While on the ground, Umesh was kicked in the head and died Tuesday morning from severe head injuries.

Nashville Father Killed Trying to Break Up Fight at Top Golf
Umesh was reportedly attempting to intervene in the fight when he was punched.

Homicide detectives, who took over the investigation on Monday due to Umesh’s critical condition, arrested Bishal Rai, 26, on Monday evening at his home in Antioch. Initially charged with aggravated assault, Rai’s charges will be upgraded to criminal homicide following Umesh’s death. He is held without bond at the Nashville Downtown Detention Center and is not eligible for release.

Rai had a previous charge of felony aggravated assault-strangulation last year, which was dismissed. He is expected to appear in court on Wednesday morning.

Detectives are still investigating other concertgoers who may be responsible for Umesh’s death, stating, “The investigation is continuing into the potential involvement of other persons in the fatal assault on Umesh.”