In a heart wrenching incident reported from Gurugram, a man was allegedly beaten to death on the suspicion of being a molester’s accomplice. Two accused were arrested and the alleged molester is also under arrest, police informed.
The deceased is identified as Anuj Kumar Gautam, a 26 year old job seeker, who was standing outside a contractor’s office in Sector 37 in Gurugram for a job with his brother-in-law, Sanjay, on Monday, Aug 2, when he was taken to the spot of crime. It is reported that within a few minutes, a car with a girl and two other men stopped near them, two men came out of the car and started accusing them of molesting the girl sitting inside the car. They dragged the duo to the car and stuffed them inside, took them to the nearby academy and flogged the duo with rods and sticks, only to find out Anuj was dead. The two accused ran away from the spot immediately, informed Sanjay.
The story uncovered by police is that on Monday, a 17-year old female trainee of a Badminton Academy in Sector 37 of Gurugram was allegedly molested by a biker on the way to the academy. Being frightened by the molesting attempt by the biker, the girl took refuge at a nearby house and called her father to inform him about the incident. The girl’s father called the owner of the academy and sought help. The owner of the Academy, in the rage to teach a lesson to the molester and save the girl trainee, sent two men in a black Verna car to her rescue.
While the girl was rescued by the two men sent by the academy’s owner, the girl while on the way mistakenly pointed at Anuj and Sanjay for being her molesters, police informed. Upon receiving the input from the girl, the two men got off the car and admonished Anuj and Sanjay who refused to agree on their allegations. The two men then stuffed Anuj & Sanjay into their car and took them to the academy, briefed police. Anuj and Sanjay were flogged with sticks and iron rods by six men including Manjit (relative of the Academy’s owner), and, reportedly, Anuj succumbed to the injuries on the spot, Sanjay informed while speaking to TOI.
“Hearing our cries, many people assembled at the spot. Some of them asked them not to thrash us, fearing we may die. They locked us inside a toilet and left to bring Chandan to the academy,” Sanjay was quoted as saying in the TOI report. Sanjay informed that the two accused, on their instinct that the molester was Chandan, brought him too and then beat them all mercilessly.
The police has registered a First Information Report (FIR) under Sections 147, 148 & 149 (rioting), 364 (kidnapping) and 302 (murder) of IPC against the accused in the Sector 10 police station in Gurugram. The police have assured for strict action to bring the accused to justice.