Delhi Police on Thursday arrested a kanwariya from the city’s Uttam Nagar area for vandalising a car earlier this week in Moti Nagar. The arrested man has been identified as Rahul, who works as a labourer and had gone to jail for theft in the past.
Over 20 violent kanwariyas, Hindu pilgrims, had targeted a car in Delhi after it brushed one of them. The video of kanwariyas smashing the car with iron rods and stick had gone viral on social media platforms.
“He was clearly seen in a CCTV camera footage on Tuesday while he and over 20 kanwariyas were damaging a car in west Delhi’s Moti Nagar,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijay Kumar was quoted by IANS.
The occupants of the car, a woman and her friend, had left the spot before their car was vandalised. Later they chose not to file a police complaint. The woman was believed to be a daughter of a police officer. The video had evoked angry reactions from commentators on social media, where most of them agreed that the incident a handful of goons had caused disrepute to Hindu religion.
Journalist Abhishek G Bhaya had asked, “Goons in rampage on Delhi streets! Are u proud of this brand of #Hindutva? Do u realize that ur inaction against #mobs have led 2 this complete lawlessness?U’ve silently allowed worst in the religion 2 take over.#India won’t forgive u (sic)” Another user, Joseph CV had asked, “Wondering what will they say to God at the end of pilgrimage!!!”
The cops were able to nab Rahul, a known burglar, after scanning over 20 CCTV footages that were instaleld in the vicinity of the crime spot. Kumar said that Rahul had confessed to his crime.
The role of the Delhi Police had come under serious scrutiny after the viral video showed two policemen standing near the spot but they chose to remain mute spectators. Writing in Janta Ka Reporter, sick India to the next generation.former Air Force officer, Capt Khalid Ehsan had wondered if we were now ready to hand over a