A day after a video showing half a dozen people being assaulted with sticks and rods by a group of men in southwest Delhi’s Kapashera went viral, police have arrested two men in connection with the incident. DCP (southwest) Shibesh Singh said, “We are on the lookout for the other accused. We have also increased security for one of the victims at the hospital, and provided him with adequate protection.” The injured man, Akash, is undergoing treatment for a gunshot wound and assault injuries at Safdarjung Hospital.
Police said the two men have been identified as Dheeraj and Pradeep. They are being questioned about the whereabouts of the other accused. The main accused in the case, Arun — who reportedly led the attack — is yet to be arrested. “We have formed several teams to look into the case. They are combing through all villages at the Kapashera border,” an officer said. Police have said they have identified eight other people in connection with the assault.
According to police, the incident took place on Saturday. Akash, who works at a private firm in Gurgaon, was assaulted by Arun and his associates at Salapur Khera village. Locals who tried to intervene were assaulted as well. “On Thursday, Arun and his friends got into a fight with locals over bursting crackers. Akash was passing through the area and tried to sort out the issue. This infuriated Arun, and he waited for an opportunity to take revenge,” a police officer said. On Saturday, the accused found Akash sitting outside his house and assaulted him. “We have increased patrolling in the area to avoid such incidents of violence,” the officer said.