According to the victim, who spoke to North East Support Centre & Helpline, the two families who stayed on the ground floor came up in group, numbering around 5-10, forcibly knocked the door and broke the window glasses of the third floor where the couple lived, at around 10:40 Sunday morning.
“When I opened the door, they tried to enter our room and beat us without any reason. They stood at our door staring at us in anger. During that time, I blocked those people, who tried to lay their hands on my husband. I was frightened, so I hurriedly closed the door. Then they started knocking our door with force. When we did not open they broke our window glasses. They kicked and smashed our door continuously,” the victim's wife told NESC & Helpline.
The sufferings didn't stop there, as police allegedly acted partially and detained the couple and even stopped them from calling their friends, according to the victim. “After few hours, two policemen and a lady police officer arrived and arrested us leaving those men who forcibly knocked our door and broken our window glasses,” added the victim.
The victim alleged that police instead blamed them for throwing things from the balcony. “Our attackers have fooled and wrongly reported us to the police,” the victim's wife told NESC & Helpline. She added that her husband, in a fit of anger, did throw a bucket of water from the balcony, but 'only after we were assaulted'.
The victim alleged that police compelled them to sign a document which stated that they were the wrong-doers. “Until and unless we sign this, we won’t be released as per the words of the cops. When we signed it, the police released us immediately,” he added.
Calling it the 'lethargic attitude' of the city police towards northeasterners, the NESC & Helpline said that it was 'shameful incident in which a northeast man was attacked just because he was standing in the balcony.'
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