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Delhi: Northeast students click pics, beaten up

Clicking the pictures of an under-construction building led to clashes between local residents and three people from Assam, including a woman. The three Assamese people and another person sustained minor injuries during the melee.

delhi Updated: Oct 02, 2014 11:06 IST
HT Correspondent

Clicking the pictures of an under-construction building led to clashes between local residents and three people from Assam, including a woman. The three Assamese people and another person sustained minor injuries during the melee.

The incident took place in south Delhi’s Prakash Mohalla near East of Kailash on Tuesday evening.

Police have registered cross-FIRs at the Amar Colony police station against both the parties in connection with the clash. All the four injured people were taken to AIIMS where they were provided medical attention and were later discharged.

One of the Assamese persons is a journalism student at a college in Delhi and is also a part-time photographer. As per reports, he was clicking pictures outside an under-construction building in the area. The building’s owner and another local arrived at the scene and objected to this.

“An argument broke out between them and the two locals called their friends who arrived there in a car. They began beating up the Assamese youth who screamed for help. His friend came to his aid joined him in the fight. In the meantime, someone informed the police after which the associates of property the owner fled,” said the senior officer.

While the policemen were enquiring about the matter, an Assamese woman, known to the two students, arrived and alleged that locals molested and misbehaved with her. On the basis of her complaint, charges of molestation were added in their FIR.