Two Delhi University students were allegedly beaten up in front of a crowded market in Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area.
The brothers were shocked to see that no came for their rescue.They belong to Manipur and are in Delhi for their studies.
The incident took place at 5pm near the house of the victims in Kishangarh when they had gone to purchase household items.
The younger brother, Mathiu, saw a stall selling baseball bats at cheap rates and went to buy it.
On their way back the brothers decided to have some juice. Mathiu was then pushed by the two men onto the juice stall.
“Before I could pick up my brother, one of the men hit me on my back and snatched the baseball bat from my hand. The men were furious and told us they wanted to take revenge about something. I was shocked to hear it as neither my brother nor I had seen them before” Ningthuilung,the elder brother told Times of India.
“We enjoyed playing baseball back home so I thought of buying the bat as it was being sold at a very cheap rate. Little did we know that we would soon be beaten with the bat and it would be broken into pieces,” he added.
The accused allegedly got into an argument with two boys on Sunday morning.While crossing the market,the accused mistook these brothers as the one with whom he had an argument in the morning.
“Ever since we shifted to Delhi, we have never been in an argument with anyone, leave aside a scuffle. I am filing an FIR because the reaction of locals at the market was outrageous. How can anybody not react when they see someone being thrashed? If someone had been attacked in our hometown, we would have rushed to help him. This was an eye opener for us,” Ningthuilung told Times of India.
A case under IPC sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) has been registered at Vasant Kunj North’s police station.
The accused men have been arrested, said a senior police officer.