Three days after a 25-year-old man was crushed up by a gaggle of males on the alleged suspicion of transporting beef in his pick-up truck, the police on Monday arrested two individuals, together with a chief suspect who was seen raining hammer blows on the sufferer in a video that had surfaced on-line. Up to now, the police have arrested 4 suspects on this case. Investigators mentioned that at the very least seven extra have been recognized and raids are being performed to arrest them.
Police recognized Monday’s arrested suspects as Monu, who owns a dairy in Badshahpur, and Anesh, a resident of Sohna, each of who had been nabbed by a staff of crime department officers, sector 10.
Monu was allegedly among the many suspects who had cornered the sufferer, Lukman, close to Trunk Market when he was on his method to a meat store close to Jama Masjid. In a three-minute video shot by an eyewitness, a person carrying a blue T-shirt could possibly be seen dragging the sufferer on the highway earlier than kicking him after which beating him with a hammer. Within the video, at the very least two extra suspects take turns and assault Lukman with a hammer and sticks earlier than he’s bundled into the pick-up truck. A uniformed police official can been seen standing subsequent to the suspects, as he’s being assaulted.
Police mentioned Anesh was additionally among the many suspects who had crushed up the sufferer in Trunk market.
Preet Pal, assistant commissioner of police (ACP), crime, mentioned, “Primarily based on proof and questioning different suspects, two extra males have been arrested, together with the one who had crushed the complainant with a hammer. Prima facie, they don’t have a legal file and we’re checking in the event that they had been concerned in any such actions earlier than.”
Police had earlier arrested Mahesh, 30, from Rithoj, and Pardeep Yadav, 28, a Rajiv Nagar resident, within the case. In accordance with an announcement by the police, all of the 4 accused males have informed the police that they suspected that the complainant was carrying cow meat in his pick-up truck and had tried to cease him. When Lukman didn’t halt his automobile, they cornered him and assaulted him.
A police official, requesting anonymity, mentioned, “One other suspect, who had handed on the preliminary data that the complainant was coming from Nuh has been recognized however remains to be at giant. The meat recovered from the truck was despatched to a laboratory for testing and the outcomes are nonetheless awaited.”
The case was transferred to crime department after a preliminary enquiry, during which departmental motion was taken in opposition to 4 police officers. Three officers had been suspended on Sunday for ‘failing to take motion on the spot’ whereas on Saturday, the station home officer (SHO) of Badshahpur police station was transferred to police traces for negligence and failing to regulate the state of affairs.
The incident happened round 9.30am on Friday, when Lukman, a local of Ghasera village in Nuh, was transporting some meat in his pick-up truck to a store close to Jama Masjid. Within the FIR registered at Badshahpur police station on Friday, Lukman has mentioned, “As I reached close to a visitors sign in Badshahpur, a number of males on 4-5 bikes began following me. They tried to cease my automobile however I sped in the direction of the mosque. A couple of lanes from the mosque, close to the Trunk Market, the boys cornered me and assaulted me with rods. They broke the window panes of the truck. They later bundled me into my truck and took me to Jail highway in Badshahpur, the place they assaulted me once more, earlier than a police staff rescued me.”
On Sunday, Lukman’s father, Hafiz Bilal had mentioned that the suspects had continued to beat his son regardless of his repeated pleas stating that he was transporting buffalo meat. “He informed them that if it was proved that he had beef in his truck, they’d be free to hit him. However they continued to beat him with rods and a hammer. He began praying however the suspects pressured him to chant ‘Jai Siya Ram’ after which threatened to burn him alive,” he mentioned. Lukman is recovering from accidents sustained on his head, legs and arms at a hospital in Nuh, his household mentioned.
Subhash Boken, spokesperson, metropolis police, mentioned, “There is no such thing as a point out within the FIR that the sufferer was pressured to chant these slogans. No such hyperlink has come out within the investigations thus far.”