New Delhi : In a bizarre and shocking incident, video of an young woman being brutally thrashed along with her brother and three sisters went viral today. According to reports the incident happened at Siddhartha Extension Pocket C of Sunlight Colony on Thursday night.
The woman, Azra Muzaffar who belongs from Kashmir alleged that she was molested and beaten with sticks after altercation turned violent when she was feeding stray dogs in locality. She and her brother Bilal Hussain also alleged that the assaulters called them ‘Ugravadi’ (terrorists) and return back to Kashmir.
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Kashmiri youths beaten up by a group of residents with sticks in southeast Delhi. “attackers raised slogans Kashmiri terrorists go back. People want us to leave this area. We are staying here for years on rent,” says victim. Delhi police starts probe pic.twitter.com/nOOzFPAFpT
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According to CNNnews18 reports, Mr Bilal said that he had been receiving threats since last three years from a fringe group to leave the area. He said he had reported the same to the police, but no action was taken on his complaint.
“The mob was shouting, you all are terrorists. You harbour terrorism ‘ugravaadi’. Yesterday night (Thursday) they spotted us and again threatened us. When we objected, they thrashed us. Being Kashmiris, we are feeling unsafe in the capital. My two friends and my sister were also thrashed,” said Bilal.
“My sisters were abused and beaten up. I have a broken left hand and one of my guests who had come to visit us was also attacked. It was a planned attack and the accused were carrying hockey sticks,” he added.
However, the locals have alleged that they had an argument with the victims over dog menace.
Locals allege that Bilal had an argument with one Mrs Tripathy and he allegedly beat her up with a stick.
“The fight over dog led to this incident. We treat everyone as family. We fail to understand why Bilal is making such baseless allegation. We never called them terrorists or ‘Urgravaadi’. It all happened over dog menace. We have given a complaint to police. Bilal and the girls told us that they would frame us in molestation cases,” said Mrs Tripathy, against whom Bilal has lodged a complaint too.
Police said they have registered a cross FIR and are looking into the matter.