Minority community youths assaulted over cricket
After a video of brutal physical assault surfaced on Friday showing 35 to 40 men mercilessly beating three-four men in Haryana's Gurugram, police said they have arrested six men.
A case was registered against the bunch for attempt to murder at the Bhondi police station, Shamsher Singh, the ACP of Gurugram police said.
"We have video grabs of the incident and efforts are on to identify the other accused," Singh added.
The victims belong to the minority community. They were playing cricket outside their residence in Bhup Singh Nagar around 5 p.m. on Thursday (on the day of Holi), when the attack took place, the officer said.
"As per the statement given by one of the victims named Shahid, the attackers in a drunken state had first ordered them to stop playing cricket on the street.
"This was followed by a heated exchange of words, which led to the final assault, when the attackers bearing batons, swords, iron rods, hockey sticks, and water pipes beat them up," Shamsher Singh said.
The attackers had even followed the victims inside a house as they tried to save themselves. They beat the foursome black and blue, in fact Shahid had collapsed, the First Information Report said.
A mob had also pelted stones at the house.
The entire incident was filmed by one of the victims. The attackers did not show any mercy even after the victims' family members pleaded with them.
One of the victims' kin Mohamad Shamshad has complained that police did not come to their rescue, when they dialled 100.-IANS