A 35-year-old businessman from Gurgaon was beaten up by a group of men over a minor argument at a restaurant on Gurgaon-Delhi road. Based on the CCTV footage of the incident that took place on May 8, Gurgaon police have arrested the five accused on Friday.
The footage, accessed by HT, shows the victim Manendra Yadav who is into the property business, entering the restaurant Sher-e-Punjab, on Palam-Gurgaon road on Sunday evening. While attending a phone call, Yadav requested the group sitting on the adjacent table to talk less loudly as he couldn’t hear the voice of the person on the phone.
The comment seemingly infuriated the group and they started thrashing him. They even pushed away a waiter who tried to calm them down. One of the men even hit the victim with a steel jug twice, injuring his face and head, police said.
The group fled when the restaurant owner intervened.
Yadav approached Udyog Vihar police station where a case was filed under different sections of the IPC. He told the police that the group beat him after he requested them to talk less loudly.
Police then took the CCTV footage from the restaurant owner for investigation.
“Three of the accused were arrested on Thursday and two on Friday,” said Mohan Puri, the investigating officer in the case.
Those arrested include Pankaj (Uttar Pradesh), Ashish (Sonipat, Haryana), Sumit (Alwar, Rajasthan), Manjeet and Purshotam, both from Gurgaon.
“They will be produced before court,” Puri said.