In the backdrop of racial hate crimes surging in Noida, a police complaint was filed by a 24-year-old Kenyan girl alleging that she was pulled out of a cab and beaten up by some unidentified men. Later in the day, the police investigation revealed that there were a few irregularities in the case – at least in the official statements by the parties concerned.
Yesterday, a young Kenyan girl alleged that she was attacked by a few miscreants as she was in an Ola cab (earlier reports had indicated it was an autorickshaw), on her way to Greater Noida. She alleged that the miscreants slapped and thrashed her and she was immediately taken to the Kailash hospital at around 8:30 am.
In her complaint to the police, she had said that”she was returning home in an Ola cab when the vehicle was stopped near Omicron Sector by four to five men. She said that the men pulled her out of the car, slapped and beat her up. The complainant said the incident took place at 4.30 am. A FIR under IPC sections relating to physical assault was registered against unknown persons,” said Abhinandan, Circle Officer, Greater Noida 1st, as reported by Indian Express.
Though there were no visible injury marks but she was given first aid and put under observation for 2 hours in the hospital.
“No visible injury marks were found. She was given first aid and kept under observation for two hours. She was discharged after that,” said Sanil Kapoor, Medical Superintendent, Kailash Hospital, Greater Noida.
While investigating, the police officials tracked the Ola driver and spoke to him. The driver, who was the only eyewitness of the alleged attack, had another story to tell – he virtually denied that any such incident had happened.
“The Ola driver said the trip took place between 6 and 6.30 am and that no such incident had taken place. He said he had dropped the woman at a flat in Omicron sector. The GPS tracker has verified his claim. We are investigating the matter further,” Dharmendra Singh, SSP Gautam Buddha Nagar, said.