A 32-year-old IT professional was allegedly beaten up with bricks and iron rods by at least six men after he stopped one of them from parking their car in front of the gate of his house in south Delhi’s Shahpur Jat area on Saturday afternoon.
Rajiv Pawar, who sustained two stitches on his head and bruises on his arms and legs, said he had merely requested his neighbour Shravan Kumar to remove his car from the spot as it was blocking the entrance of his house. Kumar, however, got angry and attacked him. The police registered a case of voluntary causing hurt, wrongful restraint and criminal intimidation against the accused and arrested five people.
“When I saw the car parked outside my house, I went to Shravan’s house and asked him to remove the vehicle. I told him I am waiting outside and he should send someone. I waited for over 20 minutes but no one turned up. I again went to their house and said they should remove the vehicle. Instead of cooperating, Shravan’s brother started abusing me and threatened to kill me,” Pawar told HT.
Pawar said more than six men — all relatives — then came outside the house and started thrashing him. “They all came out of the house in a gang and attacked me. One of them kept shouting ‘teach him a lesson’. They threw a marble slab on my head and attacked me with bricks. One of them got an iron rod and started hitting me. As I tried to escape, they cornered me and pushed me to the ground. They punched and kicked me till I started bleeding. One of them threw a wooden plank at me,” he said. “I somehow managed to escape and made a PCR call,” he added.
Based on the complaint of the victim and the CCTV footage, a case was registered. “We have arrested five people and the investigation is on. One of the accused said it was Pawar who instigated the scuffle,” a senior police officer said.
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