A group of masked men barged into houses in the Kucha Mohtar Khan area and attacked the residents while search…Read More

NEW DELHI: A group of masked men barged into houses in the Kucha Mohtar Khan area and attacked the residents while searching for a few local youths with whom they had an argument earlier. The incident, which began a little after midnight and continued till around 12.45am on Monday, led to panic in the locality.
The accused, who were brandishing knives, firearms and rods, damaged over two dozen vehicles. Four persons, including a girl, sustained injuries because of the ruckus. The residents claimed that they heard at least half a dozen rounds being fired, while the cops claimed they recovered only four empty cartridges.
According to police, a call regarding a quarrel was received around 1am on Monday. When the cops reached the location, a large crowd had gathered and some damaged vehicles and empty cartridges were found. The locals informed the cops that the accused youths even barged into a few houses.
Padam, whose house was ransacked, stated that his family members were sleeping when they heard loud bangs on the door. “My younger brother Suraj, along with his wife and a four-year-old kid, was sleeping on the ground floor. Initially, I thought the children were bursting crackers but within minutes, the accused broke open the door and barged into our house. They were asking for some people about whom we had no clue. They damaged our LED television as well,” he said.
“My brother’s son has been scared ever since it happened. Such an incident had never occurred in our area,” added Padam.
Based on Suraj’s complaint, a case was later registered.
Monika Bhardwaj, DCP (North), said a criminal of Model Town area, Lalit Yadav, had got into an argument with the youths of Kucha Mohtar area. “The youths fled and hid in their houses. Lalit and his associates later went on a rampage damaging vehicles, breaking into houses and firing rounds while searching for them. A case under sections of attempt to murder, trespassing, rioting, arms act among others has been registered. We have arrested three of his associates and raids are being carried out to nab the remaining accused,” added the DCP.

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