Gurugram: In a twist in the case of an attack on a family by a mob in Gurugram’s Bhondsi last week, the police has registered a cross FIR, said ANI on Friday.
The cross FIR has been registered on the complaint of an accused. In his complaint, Rajkumar said, “I was going on a bike when a ball hit me. When I objected, I was beaten up by people who were playing there. Some people rescued me. I was admitted in the hospital and when I got to know that I have a case against me, I left the hospital.”
On March 21, 20-odd men barged into a two-storey house of a Muslim family in Dhamaspur village, armed with rods, sticks and swords to ‘teach them a lesson’.
The mob attacked the family on the eve of Holi over an alleged minor tiff that ensued after the accused had threatened some boys against playing cricket near their lane.
The boys got into an argument with the men and then ran back home. Soon, a mob turned up at their doorstep, demanding the men come out. A viral video on the internet showed the mob armed with spears, sticks and even swords thrashing a man till he bled.
An arrest was made the next day and the police filed charges under IPC sections 148 (rioting), 149 (unlawful assembly), 307 (attempt to murder), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees), 452 (house trespass), and 506 (criminal intimidation).
Some reports suggested that six men were arrested. Police assured the locals that they should continue to live in peace and maintain harmony.