Manipur youths beaten up in Delhi

Manipur youths beaten up in Delhi

 In another incident of racially motivated attack in the national capital, two youths from Manipur were allegedly beaten up by five men with sticks in Ambedkar Nagar area on Sunday.

Another youth from Manipur was also robbed in south east Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin on Sunday evening.

The incidents come close on the heels of 19-year-old Nido Taniam’s death which sparked off protests against racial discrimination in the capital.

“We have registered a case under Indian Penal Code and initiated probe,” said Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi.

According to police, Ginkhansuan Naulak, 24, and his cousin brother Vunsuanmung Naulak, 25, were returning home after buying chicken from a market at Madangir when the incident took place at around 9 pm. “A passerby had made racial slur ‘Chinki’ when they stopped at a cigarette shop for a smoke. However, Ginkhansuan and Vunsuanmung ignored and kept walking,” a police officer said.

Soon, five men arrived on three motorcycles and stopped the cousins. Following a brief exchange of words, the accused hurled abuses and racial words at the victims. “They were pinned to the ground, and then slapped and mercilessly beaten up with sticks,” said Ginkhansuan’s elder brother Siam.

The accused fled from the spot when severely injured Ginkhansuan and Vunsuanmung fell unconscious. “The victims then somehow managed to recover and straightaway went to their house. They reached AIIMS Trauma Centre on their own,” Siam added. It was the hospital authorities who informed police.

After first-aid, Vunsuanmung was discharged from the hospital on Monday afternoon, while Ginkhansuan is recuperating at the hospital. According to doctors, Ginkhansuan received six stitches behind his ear and has sustained severe injuries.

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