A 31-year-old e-rickshaw driver was beaten to death after he stopped two people from urinating in public near GTB Nagar Metro Station.
On Saturday, 27th May, a 31-year-old e-rickshaw driver was beaten to death after he stopped two people from urinating in public near GTB Nagar Metro Station. It has been reported that the victim, Ravindra Kumar, had objected to the men urinating outside Gate number 4 of the GTB Nagar Metro station and asked them to use the public restroom which was located five metres away from the spot. The police reports that the students took offence to this and came back seven hours later with 20 men and assaulted him. This assault led to the death of Kumar.
Following this event, on Monday, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu visited the family of the deceased e-rickshaw driver. The Ministry also gave a cheque of Rs 50,000 to the family. Meanwhile, the Delhi government also announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for them as compensation. Venkiah Naidu also stated that the death of the e-rickshaw driver is condemnable as the driver was trying to promote the Prime Minister’s initiative of Swach Bharat Abhiyan. He also spoke to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik and has asked him to take “strongest action possible” against the culprits.
Further developments suggested that the culprits, reportedly students of Delhi University, were intoxicated. CCTV footage showed the culprits purchasing alcohol from a nearby shop and consuming it. On Wednesday, the 19-year-old BA second-year student of Sri Aurobindo College was arrested and a minor boy was apprehended over the murder of e-rickshaw driver Ravinder Kumar. Rajesh Khurana, joint commissioner of police (North Delhi), said the student, identified as Shekhar Kapasia, was arrested from his native home in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. The interrogation led to the apprehension of the 17-year-old boy from Delhi University’s North Campus area. Shekhar was preparing for Staff Selection Commission (SSC) exams from a private institute in Mukherjee Nagar. “We have identified five more people, who were involved in the blind murder case. Raids are being conducted by our teams to nab the absconding attackers,” said Rajesh Khurana.