Following the alleged assault on 2 Kashmiri students in Mahendargarh district in Haryana, 3 people have been arrested on Saturday.
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti had demanded a probe into the incident before the arrests were made.
A group of people, according to media reports, thrashed 2 students of Central University of Haryana near the university, in Janti-Pali village on Friday when the duo were returning to the campus after offering prayers at a nearby mosque.
Mahendragarh superintendent of police (SP) Kamaldeep Goyal, according to HT report, said that on the basis of a CCTV footage police identified six persons involved in the incident. While three were arrested, efforts were on to nab the others, Goyal said.
“The interrogation of those arrested is going on. We are trying to find out why the accused attacked the students,” the SP added.
The police swung into action after Mufti urged the Haryana government to take stringent action against the perpetrators and demanded a probe into the incident.
“Shocked and disturbed to hear reports of Kashmiri students being assaulted in Mahendargarh, Haryana,” she tweeted after pictures of the students from the state’s Rajouri district with bruises all over their faces were widely circulated on social media.
J-K director general of police Shesh Paul Vaid also spoke to his Haryana counterpart over the incident that has sparked widespread criticism in the state.
“I have spoken to Haryana DGP and he has assured that action will be taken against those involved in the attack,” Vaid said.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet and said that the incident goes against the spirit of Modi’s outreach for Kashmiris.
“This is terrible & goes against the spirit of what @PMOIndia @narendramodi ji said from the ramparts of the Red Fort. I hope the authorities in Haryana act quickly against this violence,” Abdullah tweeted.