Two policemen of Delhi Police in Sadar Bazaar area were allegedly assaulted, robbed and their uniforms torn while trying to resolve a family dispute in the area.
The police stated that the two policemen were locked inside a house and assaulted with sticks by a family. They sustained multiple injuries and were undergoing treatment at a hospital.
The police said that the incident took place in wee hours of February 15. The accused were identified as – Ashfaq, his brother Afaq and relatives Akhlaq, Burhan, Hassena Bano and Ayesha, all members of the same family.
According to the police, a resident identified as Sophia had come to the police station and told the staff that her husband Ashfaq fought with her and threw her out. Head constable Pawan and constable Mahipal went with the woman to resolve the matter.
DCP (North), Sagar Kalsi stated that the house had six members who started misbehaving with the policemen. Our staff only enquired about the matter but the accused closed the door and surrounded the police. The staff tried to pacify the situation but a fight broke out. The accused had sticks and assaulted Pawan and Mahipal with sticks.
The policemen alleged they tried freeing themselves and even tried to call the police station and their colleagues but their phones were snatched. The accused blocked their way and harassed them and Sophia, officials added.
The residents raised an alarm and called the police controll room where more staff was rushed to the spot.
The preliminary probe showed that Burhan was the one who had locked the door to restrict the policemen. He had also snatched their phones.
Two of the accused, Ashfaq and his brother Afaq are ‘bad characters’ in the area and are involved in at least six or seven cases, police added.
The police registered a case against the family for assaulting policemen, causing hurt, robbery and other offences.