Army captain, family abused and assaulted at Delhi mall

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Army captain, family abused and assaulted at Delhi mall

A Scorpio SUV stopped near them and five people inside the car started passing lewd comments at the women

A captain rank officer of Indian Army and his family were assaulted at posh Dwarka locality in New Delhi on May 13.

Vikas Yadav, captain in Special Forces, had gone with his wife, sister, brother-in-law and three daughters for a dinner at Dwarka City Centre mall.

"We came out of the mall after the dinner around midnight. As our vehicle was parked some distance away from the gate of the mall, I asked my wife, sister and children to stay while my brother-in-law and I wen to get the car," Yadav said.

A Scorpio SUV stopped near them and five people inside the car started passing lewd comments at the women. When confronted, two of them stepped down and started misbehaving with them.

"My brother-in-law and I reached the spot immediately with our car to rescue them. The goons started punching me. One of them smashed liquor bottle on my head that led to bleeding. They also threatened of dire consequences and raping our women folk," Yadav said. The security staff saw us and rushed to the spot for our rescue.

Four of the miscreants managed flee from the spot. One accused, later identified as Mohamad Irshad Ali Hashmi, was caught.

"They were arrested on May 15 and booked under various IPC sections," said DCP Shibesh Singh, Dwarka.