A family in Haryana’s Gurgaon were beaten up by a mob with hockey sticks, lathis and iron rods at their home on Thursday. The attackers were triggered by a game of cricket on Holi. The police have arrested six people.
A video of the incident has gone viral on social media, it shows a group of anti-social men attacking the family’s male members with sticks, as women scream and plead for them to stop.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Gurgaon, Shamsher Singh said, “The incident occurred on Thursday evening at 5.00 pm when some of the victim family members, belonging to a minority community, were playing cricket outside their residence in Bhup Singh Nagar.”
The terrorists mob had over 40 people involved.
The police said that one of the family members, Sajid was thrashed with sticks and iron rods before he lost consciousness. Sajid said six to seven drunk people asked them not to play cricket on the street.
Mob lynching in broad day light.
A Muslim family is brutally attacked by goons in Bhondsi, Gurgaon, Haryana .
Dispute happened because Cricket ball hit someone ..
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— Md Asif Khan آصِف (@imMAK02) March 22, 2019
When the family continued to play cricket, these terrorists equipped with batons, iron rods, hockey sticks, and water pipes attacked the family, the police added.
As the family rushed into their home, members of the mob lynching terrorist gang barged into the house and beat them up. Some stood outside and threw stones at the house.
Police officer Shamsher Singh said, “We have registered a case of attempt to murder and other relevant sections against the attackers at Bhondsi Police station. We have arrested six goons and efforts are on to identify others with the help of the video.”
The police took about 40 minutes to come to their rescue, even though they kept calling on the helpline number. The attackers escaped before the police came.
The Chief Minister of Delhi condemned the attack. “Hitler too used do this for power. Hitler’s goons used to beat people up, used to murder people. And the police would register case against people who were beaten up,” he wrote on twitter.
(The Pigeon Express Opinion -The state administration, and more so the communal polarisation backed by the ruling regimes are dangerous to democracy. The attackers who barged into the Gurgaon home are not mobs, they are terrorists. These terrorists have no place in the Indian society.)