Bhondsi assault victims given round-the-clock police security

Two arrested in connection with the case so far, manhunt for others on: police

Published - March 25, 2019 01:28 am IST - Gurugram

The family was attacked in Dhamaspur village in Bhondsi on March 21. (Above) The house of the victims.

The family was attacked in Dhamaspur village in Bhondsi on March 21. (Above) The house of the victims.

Over 72 hours after several members of a Muslim family were beaten up by a large group of men in Bhondsi, Gurugram, two people have been arrested in the case.

Mahesh, a resident of Nayagaon, was arrested on Saturday, while Dhirender, alias Dhere, was taken into custody on Sunday evening from the same area where the attack was reported. The rest of the accused are still at large, said the police.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South Gurugram) Himanshu Garg said a Quick Reaction Team has been deployed outside the house of the victims till all the accused are arrested.

“Taking precautionary action, police patrolling and deployment has been strengthened in the area to avoid any untoward incident,” said Mr. Garg.

“We are identifying the other accused with the help of a video of the attack, and the names disclosed by the arrested accused. The presence of all the accused will be corroborated with the help of eyewitness testimony and other electronic evidence,” he said.

Dhirender runs a milk dairy in the locality and he was the one who brought a spear to the fight, said the police, adding that the group of men gathered at Dhirender’s dairy before launching the attack.

The senior police officer added that several teams have been formed to arrest the other accused.

On March 21, over a dozen men armed with weapons, sticks and iron rods attacked the family in Dhamaspur village. The family claimed that the accused hurled religious slurs at them and told them to go to Pakistan.

Head injuries

Police said that 11 people were reported injured in the attack out of which two had suffered head injuries.

Mr. Garg said that though the accused and the victims live in the same locality, they were not known to each other. “No complaint has been received from the accused side regarding the scuffle. If they register any complaint then it will be examined before registering any cross-FIR,” said the police officer.

A case was lodged against unidentified accused on charges of attempt to murder, house trespass, causing injuries and criminal intimidation, among others.

Gurugram police spokesperson Subhash Boken had said the scuffle broke out between the two groups over playing cricket in the same ground and there was no communal angle to it.

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