Two Muslim meat vendors were beaten and robbed by seven men, three of whom were Delhi Police officers, in east Delhi.
The event happened in the Anand Vihar neighbourhood when the vehicle of two Muslim meat dealers collided with a motorbike. The attackers threatened to kill the victims and urinated on their faces. Nawab, a Mustafabad resident, who sells meat to the Ghazipur slaughterhouse, was driving home with his cousin Shoaib when they collided with a scooter close to Anand Vihar. As per the FIR, they had meat in the car.
They had to pay the scooter driver Rs 4,000 in damages. The police officer stole Rs 2,500 from the meat vendors and sent it to the scooter driver just as a police van arrived, according to the FIR.
When the meat providers refused to pay, the policeman demanded Rs 15,000 from them and threatened to send them to the police station if they did not.
Additionally, the authorities charged them with killing cows and threatened to throw their dead bodies down a drain.
The victims gave the policeman Rs 25,500 as ransom. The FIR said that the victims were “injected” with some drugs and forced to sign certain “blank papers” by the police.
The victims were brought to the hospital after suffering injuries to their back and limbs, according to the police.
A senior police official said they are investigating the claims of the complainants.—INP