A group of drunken youths assaulted a shopkeeper over parking issue at Phase 3B2 market on Tuesday night. Nearly 20 boys, who were drinking openly in the market, assaulted the victim when he asked them to give way as his car was parked behind their cars.
Shopkeeper Gurpreet Singh said when he asked them to give him way, the boys started abusing him and one of the youths threw a liquor bottle on his car. He managed to escape from the scene and reached home.
The drunken boys were following him in a car and when he entered his house, two boys forcibly entered his house and thrashed him.
In the meantime, other boys joined them and assaulted him. Singh said the youths possessed sharp-edged weapons and rods.
Residents gathered after the victim shouted for help and caught four of the accused. However, others managed to flee. After receiving in-formation, the police party reached the spot and took the accused into their custody.
Singh said cash worth Rs2 lakh was recovered from the accused’s car.
However, station house officer (SHO) of Mataur police station Rajiv Kumar said that no cash was recovered from the car.
The SHO added that a cover of pistol was recovered from the car, whereas no weapon was found from vehicle and no case had been registered yet.
However, the victim said he had given his statement to the police, in which he narrated the incident and also mentioned that cash of Rs 42,000, a diamond ring and a watch was missing from his car.
The victim sustained minor injuries and residents rushed him to civil hospital in Phase 6, where doctors discharged him after treatment.
INCIDENT REMINDS OF SETHI MURDER: VICTIM
Gurpreet Singh said the incident reminded him of the advocate Amanpreet Singh Sethi murder case, who was shot over parking in Phase 3A on February 27, 2013.