Over 200 people from Gurgaon, Delhi and NCR participated at a demonstration at CyberHub to protest against the thrashing of three youth at a pub on late Monday night. People from all walks of life including friends, relatives and pub hoppers came together to show their solidarity and to step up pressure on the police to take action against the culprits.
The protesters displayed placards, and also took out a torchlight march on the CyberHub premises, but were not allowed to get close to the The Wine Company by the security officials. Police personnel were also present at the venue to ensure the situation remained under control.
Also at the rally, Roshan Lal Gorakhpuria, a businessman from Delhi and the father of Ishant Agarwal, one of the victims, said that he wants that law to take its own course. “This was an attempt to kill my son and his friends and I am ready to knock on the doors of any and every court to get justice. The police should act in a fair manner,” said Gorakhpuria, who hails from the village of same name in Haryana.
The protesters also demanded that the culture of employing bouncers and musclemen, who misbehave with people and are not trained to handle such situations should be brought to an end. “This incident could have led to a fatality and someone might have lost his life. It is just plain luck and the boys are under serious trauma”, said Ishwar Gupta, who had come to participate in the protest.
Deepak Gupta, who had come from Gurgaon to participate in the protest said that the rights of the citizens must be protected by government agencies. “Such behaviour and violence in a civilised society is not acceptable”, he said.
Sudeep Singh, SHO, DLF Phase 2, who was present at the protest, however, said strict action had followed after the police complaint. “Two more persons have been arrested in connection with the violence and we will soon arrest the remaining accused. There is no question of showing any laxity”, said Singh.