A couple from Nagaland alleged they were “racially abused” and beaten up by a bunch of drunk men in Safdarjung Enclave of south Delhi in the early hours of Sunday.
Shimray Yangya (28), a resident of Dwarka had reporetdly gone to meet his cousin in Safdarjung Enclave along with his wife Ton Shimray and their newborn son on Saturday night.
Yangya said it was when he was parking his car outside the cousin’s house when some men—who were reportedly
inebriated—passed some “racist comments” at him.
The incident occurred around 2.30 am on Sunday.
“I went inside the house but came out to check my car which I had parked outside. The drunk men had deflated the tyres of my car and were vandalizing it,” said Yangya.
“When I protested they beat up my cousin and me. I called up the police control room thrice but no one turned up,” said Yangya who manages a training and staff consultancy.
He added that soon 10 men gathered and they beat the women and men present mercilessly.
“Another person from Nagaland—Chahan who was dropped by his call center cab outside our house—was also dragged and beaten up by the drunk men. He did not even know what was happening.”
He added that his wife was also beaten up and when the police finally arrived at the scene they also misbehaved with the women.
“No policewomen were present. These policemen were beating them with batons. They did not register our complaint.”
Police however claimed they arribed on the spot on the basis of a complaint by neighbours. According to police, Yangya and others were playing loud music in the house.
When the neighbours complained they picked up a fight with them and beat them up.
“A 50-year-old woman Rajbala and her two sons—Mohit Kumar and Rajbir Kumar—were beaten up by the group. These people were drunk,” said a senior police officer on condition of anonymity.
Police said they had registered a case of hurt against Yangya and others at Safdarjung Enclave police station.
Yangya denied they were playing loud music.
Yangya alleged the police did not hear their side of the story and held a protest on Sunday evening outside the police station.
“We have registered case against both the parties and are investigating. Whoever is found guilty we would arrest them,” said the officer.