Noida police raid houses of cricketer Awana’s attackers
There were two groups who were fighting allegedly over a young woman at the factory. After Awana overtook their vehicles, four to five men assaulted him as they suspected him to be following them, the police said.noida Updated: Jul 23, 2017 22:58 IST
The police on Saturday night raided the houses of those who had allegedly thrashed cricketer Parvinder Awana on July 21 in Nangla and Chamru villages of Greater Noida.
Awana was beaten up by unidentified persons in an incident of road rage. The incident took place near an ice factory behind The Great Venice Mall in Greater Noida. The cricketer had gone to buy ice for muscle relaxation as he had completed a long journey on foot, from Haridwar, as a part of the Kanwar yatra.
There were two groups who were fighting allegedly over a young woman at the factory. After Awana overtook their vehicles, four to five men assaulted him as they suspected him to be following them, the police said.
The police have launched a manhunt to nab the accused. “I was informed by the police on Sunday morning that the accused have been identified. None of the accused could be found at their residence and only women were present,” said Awana.
The police said that the accused are residents of Greater Noida. “We will arrest the accused by Monday or Tuesday. We visited their houses but nobody could be found. They have been absconding since the incident,” said Jitendra Kumar, station house officer, Kasna police station.
“The accused have been identified and will be arrested soon as they are Greater Noida residents,” said Suniti, superintendent of police (rural), Gautam Budh Nagar.
Awana said that the accused threatened to kill if ‘he acts smart.’ “I am hoping the accused will be arrested. I am a sportsman and I had no intention of getting into a scuffle but they didn’t hear me out,” Awana said.
The police have registered a case under sections 147(for rioting), 506 (for criminal intimidation) and 323 (for voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code.