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Delhi: Man beaten up for ‘stopping group from harassing girls’

Victim claims cop did nothing to help, police say he was waiting for backup.

Written by Abhishek Angad | New Delhi |
August 28, 2016 1:43:01 am
harassment incident jyoti nagar, jyoti nagar delhi, delhi news CCTV footage shows the constable standing on the left while the man is being beaten up. Express

A 27-year-old man was allegedly beaten up by a group of persons after he asked them to stop harassing girls in northeast Delhi’s Jyoti Nagar Thursday night. According to the victim, Alok Gusain, a beat constable saw him being beaten up but did nothing to stop the men. Police, however, refuted the claim and said they have arrested two persons in connection with the incident.

DCP (northeast) A K Singla said, “The constable had informed the control room and was waiting for reinforcement. There were a lot of persons involved in the fight. We have arrested two men in connection with the incident. Investigation is on to ascertain the harassment charge.” The incident was captured on a CCTV camera in the area.

Gusain said he and his friends were in his car when a group of people on motorbikes overtook them. “They were making vulgar gestures at some girls who were walking on the road. I approached them and asked them to stop. They stopped their motorbikes in front of my car and beat us up. A constable was there but he did not intervene” said Gusain.

Police said a case has been registered under various sections of the IPC at Jyoti Nagar police station. In the CCTV footage, Gusain and his friends can be seen at Loni Road, and five to six bikes blocking their way. Some more men on bikes join them. They first pull out Gusain and beat him with sticks. His friends are also pulled out and beaten up. A police officer arrives at the spot and can be seen talking on the phone.

The FIR, however, stated that the accused stopped their bikes in front of Gusain’s car and got into an argument with him, following which a fight broke out.

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