The guards of a high-rise building in Raj Nagar Extension allegedly assaulted a resident on Wednesday night following a heated argument between them. The resident complained that the guards ganged up and brutally assaulted him when he pointed a security lapse. After the incident, many other residents gathered and police was called. In the meantime, the accused security guards ran away. The resident filed a complaint against the accused guards at Sihani Gate Police Station. He also underwent a medical examination.
The victim Kunal Girotra lives in KW Srishti, the high-rise, with his family. Girotra said that the incident occurred at the main gate of the high-rise when he came back from his workplace. “I saw 2-3 guards having fast-food from a shop and the main gate was left abandoned. When I objected, they attacked me and other guards also joined including the security supervisor,” he alleged.
However, as per Girotra, the attack on him was an outcome of an incident that happened the previous day involving his 10 year-old daughter. “On Tuesday, my 10-year-old daughter went outside the barricades of the society while playing and none of the guards attempted to stop her. Our main gate is situated at a busy road and she could have been hit by a vehicle. I scolded the guards on duty who in turn told me that it’s not their duty to look after the kids. Then I went around the society to check what other guards were doing. Shockingly, I found that all of them were busy on their phones, playing cards or absent from their spots. I raised this matter to the security supervisor,” he added.
The police said that the investigation is underway. “We are trying to locate the accused and doing inquiry with the eyewitnesses. We will also go through the CCTV footage of the incident,” said Vikas Sharma, in-charge of the case.
Residents are in a complete shock over the behaviour of the guards. “This kind of behaviour is highly condemnable. They must understand that their salaries are borne by us through the monthly maintenance charges we pay to the builder,” a resident said on the condition of anonymity.
Many residents pointed out that physical altercation between security guards and the residents are on rise in the society. They said that the builder of the society is vindictive and uses security guards as a force to dominate the residents. However, they refused to reveal their identity in the copy fearing backlash from the builder.
City Spidey tried to contact Sanjay Kesarwani, General manager (facilities) of KW Srishti but our calls and messages went unanswered.