Source: DNA India
A South African family living in Kharghar in Navi Mumbai had a narrow escape from a mob that attacked them following a misunderstanding in a Nerul mall on Sunday night.
The family got a second life when four Sikhs jumped in to shield them from the mob. In fact, a day after the incident, the Sikhs continued to offer their support to the dishevelled NRI family.
Selvin Chetty had gone with his wife and two children to D-Mart in Nerul to purchase some biscuits but got caught in a communication gap with a saleswoman at the counter.
“In order to show her the particular brand of biscuit he wanted, Chetty caught hold of her hand, causing confusion among the shoppers, who beat up him,” Navi Mumbai Police Commissioner Ramrao Wagh told DNA.
Soon a mob, mostly Nerul residents, started raining blows on Chetty. But the assault on Chetty and his desperate attempts to flee from his attackers caught the eye of Gurinder Singh, who too was shopping with his family.