The attacks coincide with the call for a Brij Mandal Jalabhishek Yatra in Nuh on Monday.
Nasir Hussain, a truck driver from Nuh, and his helper Ashfaq were returning home after delivering a consignment when two men in a car stopped them near Sector 65 around 11pm on Friday.
“They stopped us near Bani Mall. They kept looking at us for some time and abused us for our appearance, the clothes we were wearing and so on. The two then rained blows on us,” Hussain said in his police complaint at Sector 65 police station.
Vinod Kumar, the SHO of the police station, said an FIR had been registered against unknown youths. “No arrests have been made yet. The case has been assigned to a team and they are investigating it. Right now, we are busy with the jalabhishek yatra proposed for Monday,” he added.
Earlier last week – on August 20 – Mohammad Monis, a resident of Meerut, was attacked by two youths near a liquor store in Sector 14.
Police said Monis had gone to relieve himself behind his car workshop at Marble Market when the two approached him on a bike and asked for his name.
No sooner did he utter his name, he was allegedly kicked and punched by the duo. As one of them held on to his hands, the other allegedly picked up a beer bottle and started hitting him with it.
Police said that after Monis cried for help, his colleagues at the workshop rushed out. Seeing so many people, the two fled.
A complaint was lodged at Sector 14 police station. “We have launched an investigation to trace the accused. We are also monitoring CCTV footage,” said an officer at the police station.
Both the attackers, police said, were drunk. “He was not in a condition to speak. So, there was a delay in lodging the FIR. We will talk to the doctor who treated Monis and take a decision on the sections in the FIR,” the officer added.