LONAVALA, MAHARASHTRA — Members of a Muslim family from Vadodara, Gujarat were brutally attacked, women and girls molested by locals over a minor dispute with children at Lonavala on Monday.
The family had gone to Lonaval, a hillstation near Mumbai, for tourism where they suffered this humiliation and drubbing at the hands of locals for no valid reasons.
According to Muslim Mirror report, the incident took place at around 6 pm when a horseman, who was there to offer horse-ride to visitors, demanded more money than the fixed amount for the horse-riding of their children at Tiger’s Point in Lonavala.
The horseman started abusing the family members and suddenly many horsemen came around and attacked them mercilessly, according to an activist Zuber Gopalani, a family member of the victims who reached Lonavala from Gujarat to help them.
‘They thrashed male members, molested women and snatched their purse and mobiles, he informed.
Those who got severe injuries are Aasim Memon (32), Sufiyan Memon (30) and Ahmed Memon (28).
As per information, police over there initially refused to register an FIR, but when the pressure was built up they wrote a complaint after five hours of the incident.
According to reports six people have been arrested so far and the local police have been investigating the incident.
The injured have been admitted to a private hospital.