Chandigarh elderly couple’s assault caught on cam, 24-yr-old arrested
Chandigarh:A 21-year-old man was arrested on Friday for assaulting an elderly couple at their mobile shop in Chandigarh’s Sector 18 market, police said. Though many people were present in the market at that time, no one intervened to come to the rescue of the couple.
The IGP said the attack took place after an argument between the victim woman and the mother of the assaulter at their home. Both families are neighbours in adjoining Sector 19.
Police sources said Santosh and Joginderpal have suffered multiple injuries and the exact nature of wounds would be clear in the medical reports, which were awaited.
When contacted, victims said they didn’t want to pursue the complaint against the accused as they knew him since long.
The SHO said, “We received a call that a youth had assaulted an elderly couple in Sector 18, following which we reached the spot. When we enquired from the victims, they were not ready to lodge a complaint. We initially registered a daily diary report but later when we checked the CCTV footage, we arrested the accused.”
Police produced the accused and the victims before the SDM (east) Tapasya Raghav, where the victims pleaded for a compromise.
Video goes viral on social media
The video of the brutal assault on the aged victims had gone viral on the social media. People slammed the accused with terms like ‘inhuman’, ‘shameless’ and ‘devil’. Some Chandigarh municipal councillors posted the video on their Facebook pages and had condemned the act.