Kashmiri truck driver, cleaner physically assaulted in Punjab

Truck driver Aabid assaulted in Pathankot Punjab.

Srinagar: A Kashmiri truck driver and a cleaner were physically assaulted by goons in Pathankot area of Punjab on Tuesday evening.

Mohammad Aabid Bhat, the truck driver from Bijbehara area of Anantnag district told Kashmir News Observer that last evening they were changing the tire of their truck as it has got punctured. A gang of goons came and demanded money from them.

“After we refused to pay them money as we were having few bucks in our pockets, they started assaulting us and also damaged our vehicle,” he said.

He said somehow they managed to contact the police, who reached the spot, but till then the “attackers” had left the spot.

Meanwhile, they urged the concerned authorities to look into the matter and take strict action against the involved persons.

Notably, few days ago a driver and a cleaner from Budgam were beaten by the goons in Himachal Pradesh for having written “Islam Zindabad” on their vehicle.


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