In an audacious attack, two policemen and their associate were assaulted by a group of unidentified men outside a liquor vend in DLF City on Thursday evening when they objected to them drinking at a public place.
Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Rajesh Kumar (30), head constable Vinod Kumar and their friend Yogesh Kumar (28) were brutally beaten up near a liquor shop located just off the Gurgaon-Faridabad Road around 7.30 pm.
The ASI suffered serious injuries and was rushed to Malik Hospital.
"He has grave injuries on his head, chest, elbow, chin and hands. The victim was assaulted by some sharp-edged object, glass bottles and hockey sticks," said a doctor on condition of anonymity at the hospital in DLF City (Phase 1).
The head constable, meanwhile, also suffered injuries on his head and hands after being hit by bottles. He was discharged from hospital after first aid, said a police official.
According to Rajesh, he was on duty when he saw some men drinking openly.
He asked them not to consume liquor at a public place which led to an heated argument between them.
"The men left the spot but returned after a few minutes with a group of boys. The gang was carrying hockey sticks, bottles and knives with which they attacked us," said the ASI. He added that all the accused managed to flee the spot.
Rajesh, however, claimed he could identify some of the men involved in this.
On the other hand, Yogesh was admitted to Neelkanth Hospital with multiple injuries. He got discharged on Friday afternoon.
"We are investigating the matter and strict action will be taken. It seems all the attackers are local residents. We will not tolerate such incidents. A case has been registered against unidentified persons under Sections 332 and 353 of the Indian Penal Code," a senior official said.
In a separate incident, four men had shot at a constable in Manesar area on the wee hours of Thursday.
Two policemen intercepted a Maruti car which was coming on the wrong side on National Highway No 8.
The driver allegedly did not have the required documents, so the constables decided to take them to the nearby police station.
One of the officers sat in the car while his colleague followed them on a motorcycle. The occupants shot the constable before pushing him out of the vehicle near NSG Complex in Manesar.
The accused are yet to be arrested.