A 60-year-old man was thrashed and beaten up by a group of men outside his office in north Delhi's Model Town area on Thursday afternoon over a property dispute.
With his right hand and leg fractured, Vishnu Dev Aggarwal, a chartered accountant, is currently admitted in a private hospital in Gujrawala town.
Aggarwal was involved in a dispute with a businessman, who was forcing him to sell his portion of the property to him. "As I stepped out of my office in BMI Dilkhush Industrial Estate on GT Karnal Road, at least eight men with lathis and baseball bats in their hands attacked me. They had come with the intention to kill me," Aggarwal claimed.
It was the local residents who came to rescue Aggarwal and even nabbed one of the attackers. In his complaint, Aggarwal had named the businessman but he alleged the police have not arrested him. “We have arrested one of the accused, Inder Singh, and a hunt is on to nab the others,” a senior police officer said.
“The dispute is quite old and I have made several complaints earlier. The businessman wanted the portion of my property in less than the market rate. He had grabbed the property of others in my apartment,” Aggarwal added.
He claimed that four months ago some hired goons had also attacked the joint secretary of his building’s RWA.