Three men from Manipur sustained injuries after they were ruthlessly thrashed by their neighbour and his son for spitting in front of their house.
The incident was reported from south Delhi's Munirka area where Ronny (25), Seijan Guite (23) and Samson (25) were thrashed by Adarsh Kumar, his son Ashish and some others.
Ronny told the police that he had accidentally swallowed a mosquito and immediately spat it out.
"When Adarsh saw it, he assumed that Rony had deliberately spat and started thrashing him and his friends along with 7-10 other locals," police said, quoting Ronny.
According to victims, the accused thrashed them with wooden sticks and iron rods. The three youth were taken to Safdarjung Hospital for treatment.
Doctors said that they all have received minor injuries. However, Seijan said a doctor told him that his eardrum has been damaged and he needs to undergo minor operation.
A case has been against Adarsh and others has been registered at the Vasant Vihar police station.