New Delhi, May 29 : Noida Police has arrested a man who allegedly thrashed a Chinese woman living in a condominium there for allegedly fostering a stray dog which bit his own pet dog.
"The named accused in the case of the Chinese resident of Greater Noida, who was assaulted by a fellow resident of her society over the feeding of stray dogs in the society, has been arrested," the police said.
IANS was the first to report about this incident. Greater Noida Commissioner of Police Rajesh Kumar Singh had told IANS then that the man named Amar Pratap Singh, a resident of ATS Paradiso, misbehaved with the woman after his pet dog was bitten by a stray dog which she used to feed every day.
Describing her plight in an open letter, victim Zou Hui hasd said "I am suffering severe pain in my body due to such inhuman beating and madness." She had also attached photos of her injuries which suggest the sheer brutality with which she was assaulted. "If anything unnatural happens to us in the future, the accused man Mr Amarpal Singh should be responsible for it," she said.
Singh, the arrested accused has been charged under section 354B (Assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
According to the victim, a stray dog which was following her suddenly attacked another resident's dog. Following which the accused man "thrashed" her from behind "with a heavy thick stick more than 10 times." She added that her hands and hips were injured as a result of the assault. "I was shocked and wasn't aware why he was cruelly beating me," she said. Zou claims that society security guard Avneet Bhatti was witness to the alleged assault.
The incident occurred in Greater Noida on a day when China said that it will repatriate its citizens from India as Covid-19 cases rise. The relationship between the neighbouring countries has been strained with rising troop skirmishes over the border.