Three arrested for assault on Kashmiri students in Haryana

Published: 03 February, 2018 17:03 IST | IANS | Chandigarh

The Haryana Police on Saturday arrested three people for allegedly assaulting two Kashmiri students in Mahendergarh town in south Haryana. "Guilty will be punished

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The Haryana Police on Saturday arrested three people for allegedly assaulting two Kashmiri students in Mahendergarh town in south Haryana. "Guilty will be punished. The incident began over a minor collision of motorcycle of the accused. Three people have already been arrested and senior officer (SP) is on the spot," Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar tweeted on Saturday after the matter was raised by his Jammu and Kashmir counterpart, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

The police had earlier on Saturday registered a case following the alleged assault on two Kashmiri students a day ago.

The two Kashmiri youth, Aftab Ahmad and Amjad, students of the Central University of Haryana near Mahendergarh town, around 125 km from Delhi, were discharged from hospital after first aid late on Friday night.

Both were allegedly assaulted by local youth on Friday evening when they had gone to the market. The Kashmiri students have alleged that they were assaulted without any provocation.

The case was registered under several sections of the Indian Penal Code for rioting, unlawful assembly, wrongful restraint and voluntarily causing hurt.

Mehbooba Mufti has urged authorities in Haryana to probe the incident and take action.

"Shocked & disturbed to hear reports of Kashmiri students being assaulted in Mahendergarh, Haryana. I urge the authorities to investigate and take strict action," Mufti had tweeted. Following Khattar's response on Twitter about action in the matter, Mufti tweeted: "Thank you for your prompt action @mlkhattar ji."

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