Father, son injured resisting molestation of daughter

September 2nd, 2008 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) A man along with his son were injured when they resisted an alleged molestation bid on his daughter in northeast Delhi, the police said Monday. One of the accused has been arrested.According to the police, Rajesh Garg had come out of his home in Ram Nagar extension in Shahdara with his son Tarun and daughter to have ice-cream at Mansarovar Park Sunday night, when some youths allegedly passed “lewd” comments on the girl.

“The father and the son ignored the comments first,” a police officer said.

But the accused - Mahesh Kumar Handa and Rahul - then tried to molest the girl.

“When the father and son resisted their attempt, the accused allegedly attacked them with sharp-edged weapons,” the police added.

Rajesh, who owns a cosmetic shop, suffered stab wounds in the stomach while Tarun was injured mildly.

They were taken to Guru Teg Bahadur hospital. Tarun was discharged after first aid.

“Rajesh is currently undergoing treatment and his condition is said to be stable,” the police said.

“The accused are residents of Mansarovar Park area and are unemployed. Mahesh has been arrested and a hunt is on to nab the other man,” the police said.

In another case, a 23-year-old man was beaten to death when he tried to resolve a dispute between two families in Sultan Puri area of northwest district Sunday.

“Vineet Kumar, a resident of Sultan Puri was trying to mediate a family dispute between two neighbours. But the families beat him for interfering in their personal matter,” a police officer said.

The dispute was reportedly over the son of one family having eloped with the daughter of the other and had returned after getting married.

“He was taken to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital where he was declared brought dead. Further investigations into the matter are on,” the police added.

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