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This is New India, Social Media erupts after Muslim family beaten in broad day light

The family meanwhile alleged the police took about 40 minutes to come to their rescue

Saturday March 23, 2019 1:06 PM, ummid.com News Network

Gurgaon Muslim family beaten video

New Delhi: Angry reactions poured in all through Friday and early Saturday after a video showing a group of 30-40 people barged into the home of a Muslim family and assaulted them with hockey sticks and rods went viral on the social media.

"This is New India, some Hindu person attack on Muslim family in a developed city of Gurugram. What's the thinking of such people and government of India about Muslims", a Twitter user wrote.

"Not at all fair, highly condemnable," another user tweeted.

Another Twitter user, Manish Chandna, linked the incident with elections and demanded a probe. "Trying to create communal tension before elections to polarise! Must be investigated! (sic)" he wrote.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also condemned the attack on the Muslim family.

"Hitler too used do this for power. Hitler's goons used to beat people up, used to murder people. And the police would register case against people who were beaten up," he tweeted.

Twitter users were responding after the Muslim family living in in Gurgaon’s Dhamaspur village was beaten up by a mob with hockey sticks and iron rods at their home on Thursday. The video of the incident was soon viral on internet.

"The incident occurred at 5.00 pm Thursday when some of the victim family members, belonging to a minority community, were playing cricket outside their residence in Bhup Singh Nagar," Assistant Commissioner of Police, Gurgaon, Shamsher Singh said.

Sajid, one of the family members was thrashed with sticks and iron rods until he lost consciousness. He said six to seven drunk people asked them not to play cricket on the street, the police officer said.

When the family continued to play cricket, the men were joined by over 40 people who attacked the family with batons, iron rods, hockey sticks, and water pipes, the police said.

The family meanwhile alleged the police took about 40 minutes to come to their rescue, though they kept calling on the helpline number.

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