New Delhi, Sep 15 : Two youths from Manipur were brutally beaten up in south Delhi's Munirka village after they allegedly got into an argument with a group of locals. Police said they have apprehended two of the accused, both juveniles, and are looking for another person involved in the crime.
The incident was reported around 9.30pm on Saturday when the two youths, Lulminlal Haokip (21) and Lepmin Len (18) were sitting on the footpath near Babulal Chowk in Munirka village. They alleged that two youths, who were smoking near a shop, kept laughing at them. When they called one of them and asked what the matter was, the boy started abusing them.
When they protested, the boys called two of their friends who were nearby. Soon the two groups got into a fight during which one of the locals picked up a rod from a construction site and attacked Haokip and Len. Though Haokip escaped the blows, Len was hit on his back and arms which left deep cuts. The boys even called one of their elder brothers to help them in the brawl.
By this time, the others from the locality had gathered at the spot. Seeing a crowd, three of the boys managed to escape but one of them was caught.
The two youths was rushed to a local hospital where Haokip was released after first aid, but Len had to undergo a few stitches on his wounds. Cops later apprehended another accused. Police said a case of causing hurt has been registered.
In their statement, the two injured youths told that the fight broke out after racial and abusive comments were passed against them. They said that both of them were students in south campus of Delhi University and staying at a flat near Babulal Chowk. They had gone to get grocery when the incident happened.
"Initially we tried to reason, but they wanted to put up a fight purposely and started hitting us without a provocation," Len told the cops.
Police said that two accused youths were produced before a juvenile justice board and later sent to a reform home on Sunday.