Argument started over honking: Man assaulted by mob that called him ‘cattle thief’

The incident took place on July 7, but police lodged an FIR under sections 323 (causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 34 of the IPC on Sunday after they received a complaint from him.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:July 10, 2017 2:19 am
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A 22-year-old man, who works as a technical assistant at a Delhi Metro construction site, was allegedly beaten up by a mob after an argument over honking turned ugly in southeast Delhi’s Sunlight Colony area. The victim has alleged that the mob hurled communal slurs at him and accused him of being a ‘cattle thief’.

The incident took place on July 7, but police lodged an FIR under sections 323 (causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 34 of the IPC on Sunday after they received a complaint from him. The victim has, in his complaint, alleged that the mob passed communal slurs, but police said they will add fresh charges only after investigation.

Around 2.10 am on July 7, the Sarai Kale Khan police post received a PCR call — the caller said a buffalo thief had been apprehended. Head constable Yazuvender reached the spot and found that Iftikaar Alam had been held hostage by local residents. The residents told the policeman that three buffaloes were tied and Alam was found standing near them with a tempo. “After an enquiry, police came to know about his identity and realised that they have caught him mistakenly. He had been beaten up by the public. Later, the matter was settled amicably. Alam refused to undergo a medical examination, but was later admitted to Jeewan Hospital,” police sources said.

DCP (southeast) Romil Baaniya said the complainant, Iftikaar Alam, had a fight with a group of people, in which he suffered injuries. But, he settled the matter and left after signing a compromise paper.

“Now, on his behalf, one Ehsan Alam filed a complaint on Sunday at Sunlight Colony police station. The complainant has alleged that he was illegally restrained as well. A case has been registered and a probe is on. The reports of his medical examination states it is a simple injury,” he added.

The victim’s brother, Ehsan Alam, a student of Aligarh Muslim University, told The Indian Express,“A concrete mixer truck was standing in front of Alam’s vehicle. Three buffaloes were tied there, and suddenly 8-10 people gathered there and held him hostage.”

“They took him to Yamuna Khadar and started beating him up with sticks. Communal slurs were also hurled at him,” the complaint states. While Ehsan has alleged that his brother has tried to register a police complaint several times, Baaniya said, “There was no complaint from him earlier.”

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    Parth Garg
    Jul 10, 2017 at 2:42 pm
    When you find yourself in a tight spot start blowing the trumpet of cattle thief and the help is at hand. Let us try this trick on the Chinese intruding in Doklama border. Who knows we can chase them away.
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      kc nair
      Jul 10, 2017 at 4:27 pm
      nice... superb thought
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        sahil
        Jul 10, 2017 at 4:38 pm
        well said Mr Garg respect! wish you could be our PM
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          madhav
          Jul 10, 2017 at 6:20 pm
          There is a flip side. Chinese may use cows as a shield and our troop will not be able to retaliate, as their actions will hurt the cows.
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            Tushar
            Jul 10, 2017 at 7:57 pm
            😂😂true
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          Raju
          Jul 10, 2017 at 12:06 pm
          India Under Animism, Animism is the belief that everything has a soul or spirit, an anima in Latin, including animals(cow, reptiles, etc , plants, rocks, mountains, rivers, and stars. Animists believe each anima is a powerful spirit that can help or hurt them and are to be worshipped or feared or in some way attended to. Animism is a primitive religion whose adherents have for thousands of years deified animals, stars, and idols of any kind, and practiced spiritism, witchcraft, divination and astrology. They use magic, spells, enchantments, supers ions, amulets, talismans, charms, or anything that they believe will help to protect them from the evil spirits and placate the good spirits that are found everywhere in everything. Elements of animism are present in many false religions including Hinduism, Mormonism and all New Age cults. False religion always teaches in some way that the spirit within human beings is really God . it make India Dark ages
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            Kadwa_but_sach
            Jul 10, 2017 at 10:38 am
            Lagta hai ye aaj ki sansani khabar hai.. Kaha ghum ho jaate hai journalist jab beech sadak do logo ki ladai main(hindu aur musalman).. achanak se ek puri mob jud jaati hai aur us hindu ko dho deti hai..aur agar iske baad jab dono ek dusre par case karte hai...toh musalman ki side se 100-200 gavah ready ho jaate hai par hindu ke side koi nahi hota...upar se ghar par dhamkiyo ke phone...police bolta hai jaane de, kyon waqt barbad karte ho...koi journalist interest nahi dikhata..bolega roj ka hai..sansani khabar nahi hai... Ya phir har musalman ke pass journalisto ka number hota...aur agar koi inkaar karta hai toh uske akele main dekh liya jaata hai... Yeh bias wala game kyon khel rahe ho? Koi murder,rape ho jaata hai toh court ke decision ke pehle hi us bande ka naam,gotra sab chaap dete ho,name change tak nahi karte..aur agar suspect minority ka ho tho achanak se journalism ke saare panne yaad aate hai... Kya pata jisne maar khaya hai sach hi bol raha hai....bolo usko court main ja
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              M. AHMAD
              Jul 10, 2017 at 11:37 am
              ABE CHOOTIYE ULTI BAAT LIKHTA HAI. TOON TO RSS/ BJP KA AGENT LAGTA HAI.
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                nirbhay
                Jul 10, 2017 at 12:11 pm
                Mr. Moderator, is Abuse by muslims allowed?
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                  Kadwa_but_sach
                  Jul 10, 2017 at 2:54 pm
                  sach hamesha kadwa hi hota hai miyan...yeh to kher mana ki media aur congress bias rehkar tum minorities ka kayal rakha hai ab tak...agar media sab sach sach chaap dete tumhare baare main tho...pakistan ke hindu jaise haal hota tumhara yahan par... Rss ya koi bhi group ke baare main media ab chaapne lagi toh tumhari jali hai...agar yahin media tumhare groups aur madarsas/masjid ke speeches chaapne lage tho... phir yahan par gaali dene ki tumhari himmat aur aukat dono bhi na hoti... Hindu aur muslim population compare kar lo poori duniya ki....phir bhi rote rehte ho .....aur musalman khatm ho jaane ka dar hamesha rehta hai tum logo main.
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                Adrian Akau
                Jul 10, 2017 at 5:52 am
                It seems offensive to cow god just to stand next to buffalo.
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                  Kadwa_but_sach
                  Jul 10, 2017 at 3:14 pm
                  If anyone is to be blamed for voilent nature of muslims ...its christians...they have learnt everything from you...conversions, bloody conquests, subjugations, holy wars etc Else they would still be merchants and businness men...but would not be called as terrorists... You were their role model back in those days..a role Islam continues to this very day even after 1500 years. Saara dhan tho loot hi chuke ho Bharat se ab sawaal hamare Dharm ki hai... hamara dyaan musalmaan se hatakar tumhari aur karne ke liye force mat karo ulte comments dekar...
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                  Avinash Sharma
                  Jul 10, 2017 at 3:14 am
                  had very bad experience .police is corrupt,there aim is to get some from you . t and lazy . they do not want help if you go for help.went for help last time went to india in 2016, they did nothing
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                    IslamForFoools
                    Jul 10, 2017 at 2:46 am
                    Every news media trying to give color of communalism to malign Hindus. It's already proven thta train incident was due to seat sharing and not beef, still medi amanaged to malign Hindus using fake news. Editors must be punished
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                      anil
                      Jul 10, 2017 at 7:26 am
                      Oh you are so cute...
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                        Joe
                        Jul 10, 2017 at 7:47 am
                        IslamForFoools> Not Hindus but believers in Hindutva who think they are born from cows and think they represent all of hinduism. And they are maligning themselves.
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                          IslamForFoools
                          Jul 10, 2017 at 8:15 am
                          So all your Islamic terrorism in he world from North Pole to South Pole, Japan to America to china to Pakistan to India to Palestine to Europe is done by hindutvawadis or musselman who slave themselves to filthy kuran? People like you have no right to sp ka, as you are protecting Isis ideologies originating in your kuran. You are on wrong side, there is no humanity on your side, but you are too stupppid to understand it.
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                            joe ki maa
                            Jul 10, 2017 at 9:28 am
                            Give your lecture to Child raping Bishops and dont worry about others.Keep your mother and sisters safe from church fathers.
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                            M. AHMAD
                            Jul 10, 2017 at 11:39 am
                            ABE APNA NAAM SAHI LIKH . KYA TOON RSS/BJP KA AGENT HAI.
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