A female lawyer and two activists were allegedly beaten up by a group of persons at the Tis Hazari court here today when they went there in connection with a case filed against an advocate by a woman from Northeast India alleging molestation.
The incident took place when a 38-year-old woman from Nagaland, who was molested yesterday allegedly by a lawyer outside the Delhi Vishwavidyalaya metro station, came to the court with her advocate and some social activists to record her statement in connection with the incident.
A senior police official said, "We have received the case of a Northeastern lawyer along with two others being attacked."
According to Noshi, the victim's lawyer, the accused and some of his associates, said to be lawyers, beat them up. The crowd also followed and threatened them.
Noshi, who practices at Saket court, said that she asked the two men accompanying her to escape and herself took another route thinking that the advocates following her would not harm her because she was a co-worker.
However, the group ran after her for a while after which they slapped her and threatened her if she pursued the case any further.
The police then rescued her and brought her to the police station.
Members of the Northeast community along with Noshi alleged it as a case of hate crime, but the police official said "we are yet to confirm if it was a hate crime."