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Naga couple identify drunk men, cops who harassed them in Delhi

Posted by Ramesh Khati on October 13, 2009

New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) A couple from Nagaland who alleged they were abused by a group of drunk men and subsequently the “callous police”, were able to file a complaint with the cops almost 20 hours after the incident and identified the perpetrators Monday.
The couple — Shimray Yangya and his wife Ton — were allegedly abused by a group of drunk men in south Delhi’s Safdarjung Enclave area.

The two are residents of southwest Delhi’s Dwarka area and were visiting their cousins late Saturday when they were confronted by the drunk men in a car park.

“They first passed lewd comments at my wife and made very embarrassing racial comments too,” Yangya told IANS.

According to Yangya, he had parked his car outside his cousin’s residence. Later when he went out to check the car, he found that the tyres were deflated. He said that when he protested, the men beat up his cousin and him. “They snatched our phones and money and took the shirt I was wearing too.”

His travails didn’t end there. After calling the cops thrice, five police vans showed up at around 2 or 3 a.m. by which time a crowd of about 30 people had gathered.

“The cops flatly refused to arrest the culprits and instead tried shoving my wife and other women from my family into the vans. There were no policewomen there. After a whole night at the police station and after building pressure with the help of student union leaders and human rights activists the police finally registered a case 20 hours later,” Yangya said.

While the couple have already identified the men, they will also identify the cops later Monday.

Police meanwhile said it was a fight between neighbours and two cases have been registered in connection with the incident.


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