Gurugram Muslim family attacked by goons on Holi complaints of police inaction; threatens mass suicide
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Gurugram Muslim family attacked by goons on Holi complaints of police inaction; threatens mass suicide

The Muslim family in Gurugram’s Bhup Shing Nagar, which faced brutal assault on the day of Holi, threatened to commit mass suicide over police inaction. The family accused district police and civil administration of favouring the goons under the connivance of local political leaders.

The family on Monday alleged that it was being pressured to withdraw the FIR and that the police were not taking action under the “influence” of local politicians.

“The matter is in public domain. Everyone knows how goons have deliberately attacked us in a preplanned manner. Still, the district police are not helping us and allowing alleged attackers and their family members to threaten us to withdraw the FIR,” said Mohamad Akhtar, one of the victims.

“They come to our house and abuse our women and girls. If the district administration and police will not help us to bring justice in this case, we will go for mass suicide,” Akhtar said.

The victim’s family has submitted a memorandum to Sohna SDM for a speedy trial.

Also read: “Go To Pak”: Mob thrashes Muslim family on Holi in Gurugram over Cricket row

Meanwhile, refuting the favouritism charge, Gurugram (South) DCP Himanshu Garg has said that both groups were involved in the altercation.

“We have arrested 13 persons so far and more arrests could be made. The allegation of favouritism is baseless,” Garg said.

A mob of over 40 persons pelted stones at the house of Mohamad Akhtar in Bhup Singh Nagar area here and beat up members of his family, in an attack triggered by a game of cricket on Holi.

The attack was captured on a cellphone by one of the victims and the video had gone viral on internet.

Also read: Gurgaon Muslim family assailants felt they were immune to law: Yogendra Yadav

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