Evwrirhe Isaac, who works as a coach in a soccer club in Gulmohar Bagh, and his roommate, Aliyu Abdul, were beaten with cricket and baseball bats by a group of 12 men after he scolded a boy for hurling a water-filled balloon at him in New Delhi on Sunday.
A case was registered 24 hours later but so far no arrests have been made, even as the victims say they have been receiving threatening calls, reported The Indian Express. Isaac was quoted as saying: “We are so scared… we are staying in my friend’s home and planning to leave this area. But we will fight and will try to get justice.”
Isaac was said to be on his way to the market when a boy hurled a water-filled balloon at him. This angered him and he caught hold of the boy and scolded him. Isaac said: “Within minutes, some people knocked on my door and began shouting.
They then barged inside, ransacked my home and assaulted me and my roommate. The group comprised over 10 young men, who were carrying cricket and baseball bats. They were hitting me… I pleaded with them to spare my life. I somehow managed to free myself and ran towards the balcony.
They chased me and pushed me from the second floor of the building. Isaac claimed police registered a case only after senior officers intervened. His words: “I went to the police station and requested them to help me out, but they refused to help, saying there was a strike going on in a government hospital, so they could not take me anywhere.”