New Delhi: Mohammad Zubair, the man who was brutally assaulted during a CAA clash in northeast Delhi and a picture of whom had gone viral on social media, narrated his ordeal to a leading newspaper. He said that had gone out to attend namaaz and buy sweets for his children when he was fell victim to the mob fury who were armed with lathis and iron rods. Also Read - Delhi Violence Updates: Death Toll Rises to 27 With 2 More Fatalities at LNJP Hospital; Internet Suspended in Aligarh
Speaking to The Indian Express, Zubair said that the men used racial slurs and also took BJP leader Kapil Mishra’s name while attacking him. Also Read - Delhi Violence: 'Concerned Citizens' Gherao Arvind Kejriwal's Residence, Seek Action Against Perpetrators
“They beat me till they broke me. I begged them and they beat me some more, viciously. They made communally charged slurs and took (BJP leader) Kapil Mishra’s name. I don’t remember much. I just hoped my children were safe. I can’t bear to look at my photograph, my legs shiver with pain,” Express quoted Zubair as saying. Also Read - In Urgent Midnight Hearing, Delhi High Court Orders Police to Ensure Safe Passage of Wounded to Hospital
After the incident, the man was rushed to GTB hospital in New Delhi. He has been discharged now.
On Tuesday, the Delhi Police registered 11 FIRs in connection with the Delhi riots. The death has risen to 18, with as many as 150 people taken injured.
Meanwhile, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Tuesday night issued a notification, saying it has decided to postpone Class 10 and 12 exams scheduled for February 26. The decision was taken by the CBSE on the request of Directorate of Education, Government of Delhi.