NEW DELHI – Tensions flared up on Wednesday in Hamdard Nagar area of western Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh town after a doctor and his family was waylaid and attacked by a mob in a case of road rage. The assailants took advantage of a road accident.
The incident has been caught on a camera with men inside a lane brandishing hockey sticks and guns and pelting stones. As the video footage went viral on social media people are questioning the state government’s failure to maintain law and order.
Scenes from Muslim Majority area Hamdard nagar, Aligarh.
Heavy firing and stone pelting reported.
Gangster Akram A K.A Tippa shot one doctor who is critical and admitted in Hospital.
Akram is absconding and Aligarh police is looking for him. pic.twitter.com/YRogAS3A0C
— Ashutosh🇮🇳 (@iashutosh23) May 13, 2020
The video has been apparently shot from the window of a car as a sobbing child is heard pleading with his father to call the police.
Reportedly, the doctor’s son was injured in the attack and is undergoing treatment at a private hospital.
It all started with a scuffle between two parties following a collision of a scooter and a van. Riding on the scooter, Dr S U Khan and his wife were heading towards a hospital from home when the accident took place.
One, Akram Tippa, was driving the van. According to eye witness accounts, as a scuffle ensued after the accident, Tippa brought in his gang which included his brother to the spot and attacked Dr Khan. But they fled before the arrival of the police.
However, as the police were busy gathering details, the gang came back launching an attack at the doctor by burling stones and firing gunshots at him.
Nazm Khan, the son of the doctor, told the media that had they not defended themselves by pelting brickbats the attackers would have killed someone.
Criminal goons have been attack 2 wice and firing on family my father and brother has been injured ..but no arrest till now ..have all the evidances but no action….plz help.. pic.twitter.com/aqoklLWjB0
— Najam Khan 1 (@najam88590) May 13, 2020
The police claimed to have launched a manhunt to nab the culprits. However, Nazm alleged that the police are under pressure, otherwise they (the culprits) would not have dared attack us three times.
Additional Superintendent of police, Abhishek said that police have registered a FIR on the incident and are on a lookout for Akram Tippa who is allegedly on the run.