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Delhi: Journalism student, friend attacked in Amar Colony

The victim’s friend made a PCR call and she was taken to a hospital. The victim alleged that police tried to convince her against pursuing the case and filing an FIR.

New Delhi |
May 18, 2016 3:16:04 am

A 23-year-old student of journalism at a private institute and her friend were allegedly attacked by two unidentified persons outside her home in south-east Delhi’s Amar Colony area late on Sunday.

The victim needed stitches on her head and hand after the attack. The accused are yet to be arrested.

Police said the incident took place at 2.30 am, when the victim’s friend dropped her at her residence. The victim told police that after her friend dropped her home, she realised she had forgotten her mobile phone in his car and she went back to get it.

“We saw a group of men sitting near the car… when they saw us, they started passing comments. When I objected, they abused me. One of the men then smashed a beer bottle on my head. Shocked, my friend started screaming for help. They even beat him up before fleeing,” she said in her police complaint.

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The victim’s friend made a PCR call and she was taken to a hospital. The victim alleged that police tried to convince her against pursuing the case and filing an FIR.

However, a case was registered and the station house officer of Amar Colony recorded the victim’s statements.

“After registering the case, police have started their investigation. In her complaint, the victim has said that one of the accused told her he is an MLA’s son,” said a senior police officer.

A case has been registered under sections 323 (causing hurt) and 341 (wrongful restraint) of the Indian Penal Code at Amar Colony police station.

“Police scanned footage from a CCTV camera installed in the locality, but have not found anything useful so far,” the officer added.

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