Videos showing a fight between two groups of residents at Hyde Park, a housing corporation in Noida’s Sector 78, have gone viral, along with allegations that some politically connected people also wielded a dagger. This is the second such incident in this society in a month, and once again, resident corps elections are believed to be the reason.
In one of the last two videos from Thursday night, some locals are seen abusing and aggressively asking certain people in a car to get out. They can be heard saying that the occupants of the car are drunk.
The other video shows people charging at each other, punching and running – all while insulting each other in Hindi. Those who fight with fists are mostly men, while some women are seen abusing and shouting at one of the groups.
Police said the scuffle was part of an ongoing dispute after the company’s Apartment Owners Association (AOA) elections.
Some residents also staged a sit-in at the gates of the company and were later pacified.
In a case later filed by society resident Tarun Bhardwaj, a former executive member of the association, Pushpendra Singh, had come to meet him at his home and allegedly started abusing him. Pushpendra Singh later called three others – two are named, Abhishek Tiwari and Kunal – who were drunk and assaulted Tarun Bhardwaj, his complaint to FIR says. No one has been arrested so far; the charges include those for assault, criminal intimidation and trespassing on the home.
One of the groups accused the other of misbehaving with the women, area police officer Sharad Kant said, adding that some of those involved were “intoxicated”.
Also last month, an argument between two groups of residents at this resort turned into a free-for-all with loud brawls and hair-pulling captured in a viral video. This fight began after security guards were accused of manipulating the vote to help one of the groups. This fight had ended when the police arrived.