Man called cattle thief, thrashed in Delhi

first_imgA young man, working as a mechanical assistant at a metro construction site, was allegedly tied up and thrashed by a mob accusing him to be a cattle thief in Sarai Kale Khan area of South East Delhi on Friday. The incident happened hours before six men were thrashed for allegedly transporting buffalo calves in another part of the capital. While the police are yet to register an FIR, Iftikhar Alam (22), in his complaint filed on Sunday said that upon revealing his name he was called a Pakistani by the mob who kicked, punched and abused him. Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East) Romil Baaniya said they were in the process of registration of a case against the mob.Wrong accusationThe attackers themselves made a PCR call accusing Alam of cattle theft, and later changed the allegations to diesel theft, but police said there was nothing to link him to either. Residents of the area where he was taken to admitted to thrashing him but denied his claims of being innocent. The police, meanwhile, refused to come on record but said both sides had reached a compromise, which Alam denied.Alam has been admitted to a hospital with several injuries and bruises.Alam said that on the day of the incident, he was returning from work.last_img

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