Pilots beaten up in pub brawl
A dozen drunk youth, reportedly armed, assaulted two pilots and their businessman friend and misbehaved with their wives at a Gurgaon pub late on Sunday night.
Samarjeet Singh, one of the seriously injured pilots, was admitted to a private hospital with a fractured kneecap. Two of his friends suffered milder injuries. The knee injury has put a question mark on the flying prospects of injured pilot, who has been flying with a private airline since 1994.
The brawl took place at City Centre Mall’s Buzz pub between 1.30 am and 2.00 am.
Samarjeet and his colleague Vikram Bal, along with their businessman friend Gursharan Singh were dining with their wives when trouble began.
“A drunk youth, later identified as Gaurav, got into an altercation with us on a trivial issue. Heated arguments turned into a scuffle. After this, Gaurav left the pub only to return with a dozen youth, some of them carrying firearms. They began beating us up and misbehaved with our wives,” said Gursharan.
Gursharan said that the attackers used iron rods to assault the group. “Two of them brandished revolvers and threatened to kill us.” He said that nobody in the pub, including the bouncers, intervened when the group was being beaten up mercilessly. “The police reached only after we phoned them. But they did not apprehend anyone and let them go,” he alleged.