Chin refugee father attacked, mugged in Delhi
24 July 2014 – N.C Zalai, father of two children, has suffered face, head and back injuries after he was attacked by a group of Indian thugs in New Delhi last Sunday.
The 39-year-old Chin refugee reported to the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) that he was hit with wooden sticks on his head from behind while he was returning to his rented room around 8:45pm.
He was beaten in an unprovoked attack by about 8 people when he came back from a Western Union branch in Chanakya Place Part I where he received money sent by his wife in USA.
“The attack happened while I was walking alone in a small road between the Western Union and my room in Chanakya Place Part II. I collapsed on the ground almost unconscious, but they continued punching and kicking my body. I was not able to stand up. They thought I was dead,” he added.
“They took my money (about 13,320 Indian Rupees), mobile phone and refugee card, and left me. I was unconscious for some hours. When I woke up, I felt so dizzy and was not able to stand up for a while.”
Zalai said that his face and head were bleeding and that his whole body was in pain, adding: “He finally got home around 2am in the morning.”
A Chin friend said: “He is still suffering from the attack, and is not able to stand up properly till today.”
In 2013, Zalai’s wife and daughters were resettled in the US.
He said: “I am worried that the family reunion process undertaken by the US embassy will be delayed because of the loss of my refugee card and mobile phone.”#