A gang of 20-25 Muslim youth first assaulted some Hindu children and when accosted by the childrens’ family members, they assaulted the adults too & pelted bricks & stones on their houses. This incident occurred on the night of Jan 8 in Srinivaspuri, a colony in South East Delhi.
Several people were injured in the stone pelting and many vehicles & property were also damaged. Shops in the area were hurriedly shut down. The assault came to an end after police intervention & injured were taken to hospital. A few youth have been arrested by police.
The map of where this brazen assault took place shows that this locality falls in the heart of Delhi, near prominent areas like Lajpat Nagar & New Friends Colony –
According to police sources, the fight started around 8 PM near ‘Aunty ka Dhhaba’ in the private colony of Srinivaspuri. One of the victim women, Jagan, told that a group of 20-25 Muslim youth always loitered as a gang in the area. Children of the colony were beaten by them on Monday. The goons then went on to fight with the family members of these childrenafter being questioned for beating the children. Mukul, Ramesh, Aman and several other people got injured during the assault.
Locals alleged that the main culprits have not been arrested yet. The goons are openly threatening the residentswhich has created an environment of fear and tension in the area. Heavy police force has been deployed in the area as a precautionary measure.