Shop owner Sanjay Shah will never forget the day when the inauguration ceremony of his multi-utility shop turned into a nightmare, thanks to eunuchs.
Shah and his guests were thrashed by over 60 eunuchs after the former refused to pay them Rs 51,000 as cash offer.
The incident was reported near Bhandari mill overbridge under Mahatma Gandhi road police station limit. and police registered case against eunuch under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC.
Complainant and shop owner Sanjay Shah said a gang of more than 12 eunuchs barged into his new shop and started demanding money for inaugurating the multi-utility shop. Shah requested them to settle with a lesser amount as he was unable to pay such a huge sum on the first day of his shop.
“Then they started cursing us and created a sin. When we asked them to leave the shop. They called up other members and within half-an-hour, more than 70 eunuchs attacked me, my guests and customers present during the inauguration ceremony,” Shah said.
Eyewitness Kishore Shukla said 5-6 people got injured in the attack as eunuchs hurled stones and bricks on people. A police team led by Central Kotwali city superintendent of police (CSP) Prabha Chouhan brought the eunuchs and complainants and lodged the complaint.
But the eunuchs continued to create ruckus inside the police station. Blaming the shop owner and his employees for allegedly misbehaving with them, Payal, one of the eunuchs, said, “We were just asking for neg (cash offering) as this is the only way we earn our livelihood. But people there misbehaved with us and beat us without any reason.”
Police sent injured people for medical examination and registered a case under relevant sections of IPC.
No end to excesses
May 13, 2015: A 30-year-old man, who pretended to be a eunuch for begging on trains, was allegedly castrated by some of the local eunuchs after he refused to give them a part of his ‘earnings’.
Nov 14, 2014: Around 20 eunuchs created ruckus for extorting money at an office of Princes’ Business Skypark on the occasion of Diwali.
Nov 29, 2011: Sharp-edged weapons were used during a clash between two groups of eunuchs over collection of money from a wedding venue in Palasia area.