Mob violently attacks Muslim family in Gurgaon on Holi evening


Gurgaon – In a ghastly incident recorded on mobile camera in Gurgaon’s Dhamaspur village, a Muslim family and their guests were badly beaten with sticks and rods in their own home on Holi evening, while womenfolk of the family were crying for help by standing against the door on the roof.

The incident took place at 5 pm at the home of Mohammed Sajid who belongs to Uttar Pradesh but have been living with his wife Sameena and six kids in Gurgaon for the past three years.

When the kids along with their cousin Dilshad were playing cricket in a vacant plot, one of the accused approached them and shouted at them to “go to Pakistan and play”. This resulted in an argument, and the accused asked them to wait. Eventually, a group of 20-25 men carrying rods, sticks and swords barged into their house and violently beat them.

“Two unknown men came on a bike and said, ‘What are you doing here? Go to Pakistan and play’. They began fighting and when my uncle Sajid intervened, the boy sitting at the back of the bike slapped him and said, ‘You wait, we will show you’,” he mentioned in the police complaint, adding that 10 minutes later, they saw six boys on two bikes and several men on foot approaching their home, armed with “bhalas” (spears), “lathis” (sticks) and “talwars” (swords),” Dilshad narrated.

“On seeing them, we ran into the house, and they all began demanding that the men come out or they will kill us. When we did not go out, they forced their way into the house and started beating us up,” he alleged.

After the mob was done with the extreme beatings, they threatened the family to vacate the house and took away the valuables.

Sameena said: “I was in the kitchen making food when I heard a racket outside. By the time I went out, the men had barged into our house and started beating people up. I begged them to leave us, but they paid no heed.” “They broke the windows, our cars and took away valuables, including a pair of gold earrings, a gold chain and Rs 25,000 I had kept in the house,” she said.

Sajid, who is involved in repair of gas cylinders, old furniture and construction work, said, “We constructed this house three years ago. We keep to ourselves; something like this has never happened before.”

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