VICTIM RECOUNTS HORROR
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.