Gurgaon police on Friday morning arrested three men from Sikanderpur village who were part of the group that thrashed two call centre workers from Nagaland with cricket bats and hockey sticks.
The police recovered a pair of scissors used to cut the hair of the two men and the iron rod and leather belt used in the attack from their possession.
The accused, identified as Gaurav Yadav alias Ponny (23), a resident of Sikanderpur, Ram Bihari(19), a resident of Aligarh in UP and Vijay Kumar (21), a resident of West Bengal, were produced in a city court that sent them to judicial custody for 14 days, police said.
Gurgaon police installed barricades near Sikanderpur, Nathurpur and Chakkarpur villages where there is a high density of people from the Northeast.
The two youths, Awang Newmei and Aloto Chishi alias Chester, were on Friday discharged from hospital after undergoing treatment in Delhi and Gurgaon.
Newmei and Chester were beaten up with cricket bats, a belt, iron rod and hockey sticks in Gurgaon late on Wednesday, in the latest in a string of apparent hate crimes against people from the Northeast.
Dalbir Singh, ACP(Crime), said, “We had formed five teams to conduct raids at a few places. Two of the accused were arrested from Sikanderpur and one from Chakkarpur on Friday morning. The teams have been deployed in the area and are conducting raids to arrest the other remaining accused.”
The test identification parade of the accused will be conducted on Saturday, said the police.
Bruce K Thangkhal, media in-charge North East Support Centre and Helpline (NESC), said, “How will youths work if problems like this keep cropping up frequently. We are here to earn and support our families and this place is not safe for. Yet we have to stay here due to cheap rental options and easily available transport”.
Rajnath speaks with Haryana Governor
Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Friday called up state Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki and asked him to ensure safety of Northeastern people.
During his telephonic conversation, Singh asked Solanki to take action against the people involved in such attacks and requested them to ensure that law and order is maintained under all circumstances. A day before, the home ministry had asked for a report from the state government over the incident of attack on two youths from Nagaland.