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4 held for assaulting Kashmiri woman: Police

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Police today arrested four men for allegedly assaulting a woman in southeast Delhi's Sunlight Colony, a said.

Earlier in the day, Police informed that the incident was a local issue, triggered by a dispute over feeding stray dogs and had nothing to do with the woman's origin.

On Friday night, the victims, including four women, were allegedly surrounded and roughed up by a mob of around 30-40 people. A police case was registered following a complaint from one of the women. She had alleged that she was physically assaulted by the mob.

The police arrested the four men -- Kalyan, a security guard, and three locals, SN Pandey, RK and -- on the basis of CCTV footage collected from the area.

The complainant has alleged that they were targeted because of their origin.

"My sisters were abused and beaten up. I have a broken left hand and a person who had come to visit us was also attacked. It was a planned attack and the accused were carrying hockey sticks," one of the victims had told

He had claimed that the accused were shouting slogans like "terrorists should be sent back".

He had also claimed that they had asked for police protection on May 2, but did not get any help.

"The main culprit is yet to be arrested. We have informed the police about his involvement but they have not taken any action against him. We have not been given police protection even after the incident," he told today.

Jammu and spoke to her counterpart today about the incident.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 22:10 IST
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