Kashmiri girl beaten up by mob in New Delhi

Attack Assault

Meanwhile, news agency PTI claimed that five Kashmiris, including four women, were beaten up.

"There have been more than 50 complaints and counter complaints against the residents of Siddarth Enclave and the complainant on the issue of feeding stray dogs", sources said.

A group of Kashmiris were allegedly thrashed by a mob in Southeast Delhi's Sunlight Colony, following which the police launched a probe. In a video clip on social media, a wounded woman, her back to a vehicle, screams as she is beaten with hockey sticks.

She further added that, "It was a planned attack and the accused were carrying hockey sticks".

The woman claimed that she was beaten up by a mob of 30-40 people because she was a Kashmiri Muslim. The residents had surrounded the family and were holding sticks. An FIR, under sections of molestation, assault and outraging the modesty of a woman, has been registered based on a complaint by the woman.

The Kashmiri family has alleged that the police had been aware of the situation for a while but never took any action.

"My sisters were abused and beaten up".

Earlier, the police officer had told IANS that a complaint was received from both parties, who had accused each other of assault. "The incident on Thursday too was a fall out of a number of arguments that had taken place earlier", said Tauqeer.

A month before Kashmiris "feeding stray dogs" event was highlighted, a letter sent by the president of the flat occupants" association (FOA) to the Prime Minister's Office on April 2 alleged that the Kashmiri family, who is living in the area for past 10 years was involved in "illegal occupations" and were "harbouring terrorists'.

Though the residents have made counterclaims that they were also beaten up, the police have not registered a case. A video of one of the Kashmiri women being thrashed went viral, following which the Delhi Police on Friday said that they have started investigation into the matter.

The woman alleged "constant harassment" and mentioned that the victims have requested police protection. We were going to drop her back to her hotel when some residents carrying sticks and batons blocked our way.

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