In what appears to be a hate crime, two young men hailing from the Northeast were beaten by locals in Ambedkar Nagar,south east Delhi. The two victims were admitted to the AIIMS Trauma Centre where one of them has been discharged.
Police said that the incident took place at around 8.30 pm on Sunday when the victim Ginkhansuan Naulak was walking past Maidan Garhi area with his friend.
At the time of the incident, the two were on their way to buy chicken when the accused bikers who were allegedly drunk passed ‘racist comments’ and thrashed them. The victim has alleged that there were about 4-5 men who appeared to be drunk. The accused fled the spot after beating the two.
Police said they are in the process of registering an FIR. Police are looking into the CCTV footage from the market to identity the accused persons.
The victim works at a private firm.
The market is considered the largest cloth market in Asia and it houses a number of textile units and factories.