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Neighbour arrested in North-East assault case

Sunday, April 17, 2011

/ Published by VIRTHLI
New Delhi, Apr 17 : Three days after a brother-sister duo from the northeast was beaten up by a neighbour in south Delhi, police arrested the main accused in the case, Yudhveer Singh, from Munirka on Friday night.

"We have arrested him from Munirka village where he was hiding. We are interrogating him and will find out who he was with when they beat up the victims and whether he had installed a camera to tape the girl.

It is a matter of investigation and we will soon identify the others involved in the incident," a senior police officer of the area claimed to TOI.

The siblings from Manipur were allegedly beaten up by their neighbour in Munirka after they protested against him making lewd gestures at the girl and allegedly taping her on a spy camera on Tuesday night.

Earlier on Friday, Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) minister BK Handique had asked Delhi police to immediately arrest the culprits involved in the assault. "It is a matter of grave concern that the culprits are yet to be arrested after three days of the incident.

However, we have full confidence in police and we have asked them to arrest the accused immediately," Handique had said.

The incident had taken place around 11pm on Tuesday when the brother objected to neighbour Yudhveer Singh allegedly making lewd gestures at his sister and spying on her. The two siblings were allegedly assaulted by Singh and his associates following the protest. They were rushed to the AIIMS Trauma Centre.

Handique said he was personally keeping a tab on the developments of the case. Following directives from Handique, a senior officer from the DoNER ministry visited the victim and assured the necessary support and help to them.

The officer also met police officials concerned to take stock of the case. Residents of Munirka hailing from the northeast claimed that they faced discrimination regularly and the police rarely took them seriously and harassed them rather than treating them as complainants.


~Times of India
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