VIC­TIM RE­COUNTS HOR­ROR

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - - Gurugram -

GU­RU­GRAM : Luk­man, 25, who is re­cov­er­ing at a hos­pi­tal in Nuh, on Mon­day night re­counted the in­ci­dent and stated that he was bat­tered with a ham­mer and sticks for close to 20 min­utes near the meat mar­ket be­fore be­ing res­cued.

“When I no­ticed that some men were chas­ing me on mo­tor­cy­cles near a traf­fic sig­nal, I called Tahir, to whom I was de­liv­er­ing the buf­falo meat. He told me to come to Sadar Bazar. I was scared since the ac­cused were ask­ing me to stop the truck. They cor­nered me and started kick­ing me. Some­one picked up a ham­mer, and they took turns hit­ting me. A man in­ter­vened and tried to stop them, but he was slapped,” said Luk­man. He added that he was then bun­dled into his truck and taken to an­other lo­ca­tion. “I was pray­ing but the sus­pects asked me to chant “Jai Shri Ram”. I told them that you can shoot me if there is beef in my truck. They took ₹20,000 cash from my pocket and an­other ₹50,000 kept in the truck. The sus­pects were talk­ing about tak­ing me to a cre­ma­tion ground and threat­ened to burn me alive. Po­lice­men were try­ing to res­cue me, but the sus­pects con­fronted the po­lice­men,” he said.

Subash Bo­ken, spokesper­son, city po­lice, said, “The FIR does not men­tion that the vic­tim was forced to chant slo­gans or cash was stolen from him. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is go­ing on.”

Po­lice have ar­rested four sus­pects, in­clud­ing the prime sus­pect. The case is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by the crime branch.

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