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Atul Wassan roughed up by minister's bodyguards

In a shocking case of road rage in a cricket-crazy nation, former India player Atul Wassan was assaulted by some men at the Delhi-Gurgaon toll plaza on Wednesday night.

delhi Updated: Jul 22, 2011 11:17 IST
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In a shocking case of road rage in a cricket-crazy nation, former India player Atul Wassan was assaulted by some men at the Delhi-Gurgaon toll plaza on Wednesday night. At the time of the incident, Wassan was returning to his Gurgaon residence after dinner at a five-star.

“I was returning to Gurgaon around 1.30am, when I saw the convoy of a minister at Rajokri flyover. I tried to overtake them but couldn’t. Finally, I overtook the car from the left, after crossing Rajokri flyover,” Wassan said.

Wassan alleged that soon after, one car from the convoy started chasing him. “I didn’t realise something was amiss at that time. Later, when I stopped my car at the toll plaza, four men entered my car forcefully and began beating me up,” he added.

“The men who attacked me were bodyguards of a minister. They thrashed me badly. I was shocked and unable to react,” Wassan said further. Wassan says after being roughed up, he went to his DLF house and was administered first-aid.

“After I woke up in the morning, I realised I should file a police complaint, since it could have happened to anyone. I intimated Vasant Vihar police and got a medical examination conducted,” he added.

Meanwhile, Delhi police have registered a complaint but not registered an FIR in the case. “We have forwarded the complaint to Gurgaon Police, since the area of the incident is under their jurisdiction,” said Chhaya Sharma, DCP (south) said.