Six bouncers and the manager of a nightclub in Gurgaon have been arrested after video clips of them thrashing a group of men and women outside the club went viral. A case of assault and molestation had been registered against them.
The visuals show men being dragged and punched by the bouncers, who also push the women trying to shield the men. A woman recording the video cries out, "There's blood. Stop now, please," but the bouncers continue with the slapping and punching. Another clip shows at least one bouncer using a stick for the assault. The men and women try to hit back but are outnumbered.
It happened late night on Sunday in Udyog Vihar area of the city. Police have registered the first-information report (FIR) against the club staff, including the bouncers.
In the FIR, one of the assaulted men - an IT company employee - has alleged that when they were entering the club, a bouncer touched one of the women in their group inappropriately, to which they objected. The manager then came out and told the bouncers, "Beat them and make them run away," it's alleged.
The group later got treatment at a nearby private hospital.
There are also allegations that the bouncers took away a watch and "around Rs 10,000" from one of the men.
The club has condemned the violence and fired the staff involved. However, they have denied the molestation allegations.
"From the naked eye perusal of videos and photographs it can easily be ascertained that the Guests initially verbally misbehaved which later on turned out to be a bigger mess by both sides," it said.