Two attacked for asking their neighbors to keep their dog on a leash

Gurugram: A 52-year-old man and his son were allegedly assaulted in Pataudi for asking a neighboring family to keep their dog on a leash, police said on Friday. The incident happened in the village of Baspadamka on July 15, but the victims contacted the police on Thursday after recovering from their injuries.

According to police, Subhash Chand and his son Dinesh Kumar (32) were attacked with sharp weapons, bars and bricks by neighbors and both received multiple stitches. Kumar also suffered an injury to his left eye, resulting in partial vision loss. He is undergoing treatment at AIIMS in Delhi.

Chand alleged that the neighbour’s dog bit his youngest son Yogesh Kumar (30) in February this year, but they did not press charges at the time. “Our neighbors never keep their dog on a leash. He has accused villagers many times in the past and others have also raised their objections in this regard,” he said.

According to him, Kumar was going to drop off his two daughters and son at school on July 15 when the dog charged the children. “My son asked the neighbors to keep the dog on a leash for an hour when the kids leave or come back from school,” Chand said. He alleged that the situation quickly escalated following a heated argument and neighbors attacked Kumar with rods, sticks and sharp weapons.

“My youngest son and I intervened and were also assaulted. Luckily, Yogesh only suffered minor injuries,” he said. Chand said a village-level meeting was held on July 27 regarding the incident but there was no resolution.

Based on Kumar’s complaint, an FIR was registered against eight people, including two women, under Sections 34 (common intent), 323 (willful injury) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code at the post of Pataudi police on Thursday evening, police said.

Subhash Boken, Public Relations Officer, Gurugram Police, said notices will soon be served on suspects to appear before the police and join the investigation. “The necessary measures would be taken after the recording of the statements of victims and witnesses,” he said.

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