New Delhi, Mar 2: In a horrific incident, a man was beaten with rods and stabbed at least 50 times by a group of men for protesting against hooliganism on the eve of Holi. The brazen attack took place in south Delhi’s Khanpur area on Thursday evening and was caught on camera. A complaint has been filed against unknown men, said Delhi Police. Also Read - Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, COVID-19 Positive, Also Diagnosed With Dengue After Being Hospitalised For Fever
Ashish, who is in his mid-twenties, was on his way back home from the gym when a group of around 20 men attacked him with rods and knives. He was stopped by two men and within minutes, ten more bikes, one after the other, with two men on each arrived and surrounded him. Also Read - Delhi Has Crossed Peak of Second Coronavirus Wave: Arvind Kejriwal
The men beat Ashish with rods and stabbed nearly 50 times. In the CCTV footage of the incident, the men are seen fleeing with rods and knives in their hands, as Ashish fell on the road. While the reason behind the brutal attack on Ashish is not confirmed yet, local residents said the men targeted him over a fight earlier on Thursday. Also Read - 11-Year-Old Delhi Boy Sets Off For Haridwar on His Bicycle After Being Scolded By Mom
According to a news report, local residents said that Ashish had stopped these men from assaulting a boy for throwing water balloons on them a day before Holi. He was also threatened for intervening, the residents said.
On Thursday, the Delhi Police received two sexual harassment complaints where urine filled balloons were thrown at women. A similar incident took place in Greater Kailash where a case of harassment has been registered. On Saturday, a student of Delhi University’s Lady Sri Ram College complained of something similar on social media. A protest march was taken out by LSR Students’ Union in protest against the crime.