Chin refugee father injured in unprovoked attack in Delhi
19 February 2014: Michael Khual Suan Lian, father of a 1-year-old daughter, was injured in his head while being beaten up in an unprovoked attack by a group of thugs in Uttam Nagar, Delhi, India.
The victim told the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) that he and his Chin friend were suddenly rounded up and attacked by six people, believed to be Indian, while they were walking to a 24-hour pharmacy to get some medicines last night.
“Our friend’s daughter got fever and was in a serious condition. So, my friend Dominic and I went out to buy medicine around 2am at night. Six people suddenly surrounded us and asked money and alcohol from us. We said we didn’t have money and don’t drink alcohol. While we were talking, one person hit my head from behind with a stone,” added the 31-year-old victim.
“And they started punching and kicking my body. My friend was very frightened and started running away. I managed to run away, too and escape although some of them followed me for a while.”
He said that his head was bleeding and his body in pain, and he finally got home around 3am in the morning.
Currently, Lian is staying in a rented room together with his wife, 22, daughter, mother aged 62, and elder brother in Delhi.#