Six youth pelt stones, threaten Marcaim family

Ponda: A family of six from Konsowado-Marcaim including
three female members was allegedly assaulted with stones and threatened with
dire consequences allegedly by six youth from the same village due to previous
enmity on Sunday.

In this matter, Ponda police registered a chapter case
against the accused on Monday, informed police.

Meanwhile, demanding arrest of the accused, the victim
family members alleged that police are shielding them due to political influence.

According to complainant Namita Gaude and her family
members, the accused youth along with other people attacked them with stones,
molested female members, damaged valuables from the house and further
threatened them with dire consequences on Sunday evening.

Family members addressed the press with the “evidence” of
the attack and video footage of same, in which the accused are spotted pelting
large stones on the house and the occupants. They alleged that instead of
arresting the accused, police are urging them to compromise.

The complainant also alleged that police are avoiding the
arrest of the accused as they are close to a politician.

When questioned, Ponda police inspector Mohan Gaude said
that based on the complaint of the victim family, chapter cases are registered
against all the six accused.

“Though stone attack was proved, injuries to the family
members were not of serious nature,” PI Gaude said while speaking to this

Source:: The Navhind Times

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