Following alleged physical assault of Kashmiri women and a man, police commissioner Amulya Patnaik on Saturday briefed Union home secretary Rajiv Gauba on the incident. According to the family, last night, they were cornered by around 40 people.
According to the victims, some of the alleged attackers were armed with hockey sticks. They claimed we thrashed her.it is all lies. Bilal Hussain, who knows the victim, in his complaint to the police has said that they were beaten up because they are Kashmiris.
"There are complaints from both sides. The incident on Thursday too was a fall out of a number of arguments that had taken place earlier", said Tauqeer.
A video of a Kashmiri woman being mercilessly beaten in south-east Delhi last night while no one came for her help has emerged online. "We are investigating", said senior police officer Chinmoy Biswal.
Though the residents have made counterclaims that they were also beaten up, the police have not registered a case. A local resident and member of the RWA, who is seen in the purported video, called the allegations baseless: "We don't hate Kashmiris; several Muslim families stay here and they don't have a problem with us".
However, a neighbour gave a contradictory version.
The woman, Sangeeta Tripathi, said: "A man from that family regularly misbehaves with women in the area". I lodged a complaint against him for molestation in December.
She claimed that she and other residents were carrying sticks because of a dog menace.
The police, on Friday, had registered a case under Section 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 354A (Sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment), 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint), 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt.), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation), 509 (Word, gesture or act meant to insult the modesty of a woman), and 34 (Common intention) of the IPC after the Kashmiri family alleged that they were targeted by almost 40 people due to their identity and called "terrorists".