Residents of victim’s village meet police chief
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.
INCLUDED RESIDENTS FROM THE VICTIM’S VILLAGE, GHASERA, ALONG WITH MEMBERS OF MUSLIM COMMUNITY