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Assault Case in Delhi – 21 April

Posted by crcnewdelhi on April 21, 2010

Dear Friends,

Another assault case happened last night, 21st April around 8:00 pm at Sitapuri (Wednesday Bazaar) on a Burmese (Chin) refugee, Mr. Zo Ram Thang (BU-491), a family man with wife and three minor children of below 6 years old.

At about 8 pm he along with his two minor daughters went to fetch water from the public water point. There are so many people in the public water point and after getting the water while they were to return to home the unknown person/ persons attacked him from behind with brick or stone and hit at his skull and he collapsed on the ground. He was unconscious for about 10 minutes and his two children accompanying him cried for at him. Even though there are so many people around there, there is no one to help him. At last the three Chin refugees walking around that street found them and took them to their residence. Around mid-night some fellow refugees took him to the DDU hospital and file the police case also there. After receiving the necessary medications, dressing, X-ray and CT scan etc they went back to home around 4:30 in the morning. Although the FIR is file, no investigation had been taken by the police until 6:00 pm the next day. We do not expect proper enquiry or investigation to be taken again.

This family had arrived New Delhi in 1999 and have already been here for more than 10 years. No more financial assistance had been provided by the UNHCR and they are living under severe poverty. He was working at the private factory and earning Rs. 3,000 per month which is not sufficient for the family survival. With the help of some fellow refugee friends and church they can hardly survive till date.

Within the past two-three months this kind of assault had been repeatedly happened to the refugee community and we are so much afraid that it will be more and more unless some authority or NGO help us for our legal safeties.

Sincerely Yours,

Ro Mawi


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