Res­i­dents of vic­tim’s vil­lage meet po­lice chief

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Four days af­ter a 25-year-old man was beaten up by a group of men on the sus­pi­cion that he was car­ry­ing beef in his pick-up truck, res­i­dents from the vic­tim’s vil­lage in Ghasera, Nuh, along with some mem­bers of the Mus­lim com­mu­nity met po­lice com­mis­sioner KK Rao on Tues­day and urged him to take ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tion in the mat­ter.

The del­e­ga­tion also handed over a mem­o­ran­dum in this re­gard, which de­manded that all per­pe­tra­tors be ar­rested and charged with at­tempt to mur­der. The del­e­ga­tion also wanted the best med­i­cal as­sis­tance from the state gov­ern­ment for the vic­tim, Luk­man.

A state­ment is­sued by the mem­bers of the del­e­ga­tion read, “The per­pe­tra­tors of this crime seem to have no fear of even the po­lice as they can be seen mis­be­hav­ing with our state po­lice force as well. This is ob­vi­ously an at­tempt to dis­turb com­mu­nal amity in the city and cre­ate an at­mos­phere of fear among the

Mus­lim com­mu­nity. ”

Mufti Mohd Saleem Qasmi from Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind (Gu­ru­gram), who led Mus­lim com­mu­nity mem­bers on Tues­day, said, “To pro­tect the plu­ral­is­tic ethos of this city, the Gu­ru­gram ad­min­is­tra­tion needs to ur­gently in­stil a sense of se­cu­rity among those who re­side here.”

Call­ing the in­ci­dent a ‘de­plorable’ act, po­lice com­mis­sioner Rao re­it­er­ated that the sus­pects will not be spared.

“Strict ac­tion has al­ready been taken. Some me­dia re­ports said that the vic­tim was beaten up in the pres­ence of po­lice­men. This is not the case. A home­guard from the traf­fic po­lice, who was present at the trunk mar­ket near Sadar Bazaar when the in­ci­dent was first re­ported, tried to stop the sus­pects but he could not han­dle the sit­u­a­tion ini­tially.Also a ru­mour was spread that the vic­tim is al­ready on the way to the hos­pi­tal. Af­ter check­ing, the SHO con­cerned reached the spot and took him to the hos­pi­tal in his car,” said KK Rao, com­mis­sioner of po­lice, Gu­ru­gram while speak­ing to the me­dia. The SHO was later sus­pended for al­legedly fail­ing to take ac­tion on the spot.

He added that the four main sus­pects, who had as­saulted the vic­tim with a ham­mer and rods, have been ar­rested and booked un­der sec­tion 307 (at­tempt-to­mur­der) of In­dian Pe­nal Code(IPC).

“At the time of reg­is­ter­ing the FIR, some facts were not clear. Af­ter in­ves­ti­ga­tions and talk­ing to the vic­tim, the po­lice them­selves added the ad­di­tional charges in the FIR. At least seven more sus­pects have been iden­ti­fied and they shall be ar­rested soon. Three po­lice of­fi­cials have been sus­pended for neg­li­gence as they failed to take ac­tion on the spot. There will be no lax­ity in probe,” he added.

THE DEL­E­GA­TION

IN­CLUDED RES­I­DENTS FROM THE VIC­TIM’S VIL­LAGE, GHASERA, ALONG WITH MEM­BERS OF MUS­LIM COM­MU­NITY

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