Gujarat: 7 Bihar migrants attacked by local residents; the attackers asked them to leave else they will be set on fire
Even as the state government and police are saying that there is no hate crime against migrants, a fresh incident of attacking migrants came up on Monday. Locals attacked a civil engineer and six plumbers from Bihar’s Madhubani district in Sama.
The police has arrested one of the three accused related to the incident but denied that the attack had nothing to do with the victims’ origin.
The migrants who were attacked are Civil engineer Shatrughan Yadav and the six plumbers who are working at a construction site of a primary school of Vadodara Municipal Corporation. They were attacked on Monday when they were sitting outside the under-construction building. Three Sama residents including Parmar came there and asked them about their attire. They were wearing a lungi.
Local residents argued with them and a scuffle broke out in which seven victims got minor injuries. Yadav called police control room for help.
When the police reached the spot, the assailants fled from there and threatened them to leave the city. The victims went to the police station and registered a case.
Their contractor said “It is difficult to say what could be the reason for attack. They told the engineer and the workers that they have problem because they were ‘lungi’, which is very strange. The workers were asked to keep their mouth shut and leave from the site or else they would also be set on fire just like the bike”.