Noida: Man assualted for objecting to men urinating in a public place
Gaurav Vasoya, an advocate, objected to a person who was urinating in the open near the main entrance of Sector 49. A group of people, who were allegedly drunk, beat him upUpdated: Jun 30, 2017 20:16 IST
In another instance of the public taking law into their hands, a 32-year-old man was allegedly beaten up by a group of men after he objected to one of them urinating in the open in Noida’s Sector 49.
According to police, the incident took place on Thursday evening, when advocate Gaurav Vasoya objected to a person from urinating in the open. The group of people, who were allegedly drunk, in turn started beating up the advocate.
Victim’s father, Kushal Pal Singh said his son Gaurav objected to a person who was urinating in the open at the main entrance of Sector 49. When they started arguing, Gaurav withdrew and was coming back home, which is 50 metres from the entrance.
“The men followed Gaurav and started beating him up. They chased him up to our house and vandalised our verandah,” Singh said.
One Anil Kumar came to Gaurav’s rescue, but he also met the same fate, Singh added. The miscreants tried to snatch Kumar’s bag, but failed in their attempt, he told police.
Singh said that there is a paan kiosk near the entrance of Sector 49, where several people gather in the evening. He said Gaurav was inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission and has been advocating for cleanliness in the locality.
According to Singh, the men were drunk and they came in two cars. They hurled stones and thrashed Guarav using a plastic chair, he alleged.
Arun Kumar Singh, the superintendent of police (City), said, “A case has been registered against five people in Sector 49 police station. We are scanning the CCTV footage of the area to examine the matter.”
Girendrapal Singh, the station house officer of Sector 49 police station, said a complaint has been registered in this regard. “We are gathering more information about the incident. The CCTV footage shows a fight took place between the men and further investigations are on in the matter,” he said.
First Published: Jun 30, 2017 20:15 IST