Gurugram Violence: Cross-FIR Filed Against Sajid Siddiqui’s Family
The complainant Rajkumar said he was on a bike when he was hit hard with a ball from a nearby cricket game.
A week after Sajid Siddiqui filed a complaint against the mob attack at his home on 21 March, a cross-FIR has been filed against Siddiqui’s family.
The FIR filed under Gurugram’s Bhondsi police station is under Section 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means). The complainant in the case is Rajkumar.
In his statement to the police, Rajkumar said he was on a bike when a ball from a nearby cricket game hit him hard in his stomach. When he went up to Sajid’s family and expressed his displeasure at being hit, they got angry and began to beat him up. He was then escorted to the government hospital by locals from his village, where he was treated for his injuries, Gurugram PRO Subhash Boken told The Quint.
“After being treated, he heard that the situation had blown out of proportion in the village and there was a mob attack. On hearing all this, he preferred to leave the hospital without telling anyone,” Boken said.
Sajid’s brother Dilshad had filed an FIR in the case on the day of the incident, 21 March. A video of at least 25 men vandalising Siddiqui’s and attacking his family went viral.
“Rajkumar has produced a medical report from Sohna’s Civil Hospital to show that he was bruised that day. The investigation will continue in this case and the other independently.”Subhash Boken, PRO, Gurugram
While The Quint was on the ground, Rajkumar’s fellow villagers kept saying how Rajkumar had indeed fled for a few days. “He was hurt badly. Poor thing, he must have been scared and fled,” Roop Chand who runs a kirana shop in the village said.
No arrests have been made in the case yet.
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