New Delhi: A 22-year-old man was thrashed allegedly by a group of five drunk men for speaking with his friend in fluent English, police said on Monday.
According to a report published in Hindustan Times, the youth was speaking to his friend while dropping him off at a five-star hotel in Lutyens’ Delhi.
The incident was reported in the early hours of Saturday, they said. Three people have been arrested in this connection, the report added.
According to the police, Varun Gulati, a resident of Noida, had come to the five-star hotel in Connaught Place to drop off his friend Aman in his friend Daksh’s car.
The report added that when Gulati was walking back to the hotel after seeing off Daksh, a group of five men, who were visibly drunk, rounded him up and asked him why was he speaking in English, they said.
Both the sides got into a heated argument and the men then proceeded to assault Gulati, police said.
According to the report, the assailants fled the spot in a vehicle but the victim managed to note down the number of the vehicle, they said.
On the basis of the number plate, three of the accused were identified and arrested, police said, adding a hunt is on to trace the rest.