Updated: September 15, 2015 10:20:06 am
A Facebook post by a New York resident Sanchit Agarwal, claiming that the staff at Delhi’s popular Summer House Cafe in Haus Khaz Village assaulted him, has gone viral with 1900 shares and counting. The Summer House Cafe has meanwhile responded to Agarwal’s post and denied the assault claims and said that it was Agarwal who started the fight.
According to Agarwal’s post, he had gone to the cafe with his friends on September 12 and when they were leaving, a drunk guy touched his wife in an inappropriate manner.
Agarwal claims that while he did confront the guy, there was no physical fight but he was attacked by the staff of the Summer House Cafe, who dragged him down the staircase, and assaulted him.
He says in his post, “I initially thought it was some friends/relatives of the guy who misbehaved but to my utter shock it was the Manager and staff of Summer House Café. They got me down the stairs with both internal and external injuries and left me outside (some pictures attached).”
Agarwal later filed a complaint with the police and adds that when the police summoned the manager they denied any assault.
See his full Facebook post below: (App users click here)
Summer House cafe has however refuted the charges in a response to the Facebook post and put out a video clip of the CCTV recordings which they say shows Sanchit starting the fight.
“You can clearly see from the footage that there was no confrontation what so ever, as the video shows you resorted to physical violence (guy in the white shirt) and as you can see you did not stop after slapping the guy, despite your wife and the management trying to stop you, you continued to provoke the guy with more violence, which could have escalated to a big fight, putting your wife and other people around at risk as well,” reads Summer House Cafe’s reply.
The cafe defended itself saying that the security when they first arrived tried to break up the duo in order to prevent further violence. Once they realised that someone had misbehaved with Sanchit’s wife, the cafe says, they called the police.
“You have chosen social media to share the incident and slander us, where your statement of there being no physical violence from your end is a lie which is very misleading. We really wish that you were truthful about the incident so that we wouldn’t have had to resort to posting these videos,” reads the reply.
The video footage is rather grainy and it’s hard to come to a conclusion based on either accounts. But for now it looks like Summer House is facing some heat on social media thanks to this viral post.
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