In yet another alleged racist attack in South Delhi, a young Army-man from Manipur was attacked and his wife molested by a group led by his landlord’s family at their rented accommodation in Munirka village late on Tuesday night.

The entire incident was the result of an argument over handing a spare key and took place in the presence of the couple's new-born baby. Seven people, including a woman, have been arrested in connection with the case. The Delhi Police have registered a case under sections of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, molestation and others against the accused men and placed them under arrest on Wednesday.

According to the police, it all started after victim Thang Min Len (27) asked his landlord Dharampal Tokas for an extra key of the main gate of their housing complex as he was expecting his mother-in-law who was scheduled to land in Delhi late at night. When Thang approached his landlord requesting him to either grant access to his mother-in-law or give him a spare key of the main gate, Mr. Tokas refused saying no one was allowed to enter the premises after 10 p.m.

This led to an argument between Mr. Tokas’ son and Thang and there was a minor scuffle between them. However, the matter was soon resolved. The complainant told the police that even after the matter was resolved, the landlord's son returned, joined by his family and a few others. They allegedly launched a collective assault on Thang.

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