Two men held for attacking six people from northeast
Two men living in rented accommodation here were arrested for attacking six people from the northeast, police said Saturday.
They were identified as Vijay Kumar, a resident of 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, and Rambihari from village Sikanderpur Sahu in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras district.
A mob of 18-20 people had attacked six people from the northeast with hockey sticks and rods March 29.
The victims had said the mob shouted racial slogans and targeted people from the northeastern region after a Manipuri man had an altercation with another person.
Police had registered a case under sections 148 (rioting), 149 (unlawful assembly) and 323 (assault) and various sections of the SC/ST Act against unknown persons.
"We will arrest the rest of the accused soon," said a senior police officer.
(Posted on 05-04-2014)