E-rickshaw driver killing: Venkaiah Naidu visits family, gives Rs 50k cheque

He has also spoken to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik asked him to take “strongest action possible” against the culprits.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 29, 2017 5:38 pm
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Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Monday visited the family of the deceased e-rickshaw driver who was beaten to death in northwest Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar area on Saturday after he stopped two people from urinating in public. The Urban Development Minister also gave a cheque of Rs 50,000 to the family of the driver as compensation, according to news agency ANI. The Delhi government has also announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for kin of e-rickshaw driver.

Earlier in the day, the minister expressed grief over the whole incident and tweeted, “Sad that an e-rickshaw driver was beaten to death for stopping 2 people from urinating in public in Delhi. He was promoting Swachh Bharat.” He has also spoken to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik asked him to take “strongest action possible” against the culprits.

The two men were urinating outside Gate number 4 of the GTB Nagar Metro station when the deceased Ravindra Kumar asked them to use the Sulabh Shauchalaya that was barely few metres away from the spot. According to police, the men took offence at Kumar’s objection and threatened to teach him a lesson. Later, they returned to the area after seven hours along with 20 other men and beat him up following which he died.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Deputy Commissioner of Police (northwest) Milind Mahadeo Dumbere said no arrests have been made so far and that investigation is underway. “Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused are Delhi University students, but we are yet to determine which college they study in. Prima facie, the driver died of internal injuries,” he said.

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  1. P
    May 30, 2017 at 5:57 am
    These students should be hanged.
    1. N
      May 30, 2017 at 3:36 am
      See BJP's hypocrisy, it shows BJP's evil nature. they will not treat everyone equal. there were many other incidents where gau rakshaks killed people. BJP did not even condemn those incidents vociferously. the BJP's evil empire is going to fail soon.
      1. M
        Mandar Joshi
        May 30, 2017 at 11:24 am
        Thousands of Sikhs in 1984, Lakhs of K.Pandits, Hundreds of RSS workers killed in Kerala......
      2. P
        May 30, 2017 at 1:17 am
        1. R
          May 29, 2017 at 11:26 pm
          university students ? shameful what good has education done ??
          1. C
            May 29, 2017 at 10:56 pm
            The guilty should be punished and it should act as a deterrent for youngsters who flex their muscles and money power in public. It's a sad end to the life of a responsible citizen.
            1. V
              Vasudevan Venugopal
              May 29, 2017 at 9:17 pm
              The compensation amount of Rupees fifty thousand is paltry considering the victim was poor and was killed while he was trying to implement Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The amount should be enhanced and the culprits severely punished.
              1. N
                May 29, 2017 at 8:30 pm
                Urgent the culprits must be found, castrated, limbs cut off, and thrown in deep forest to suffer long a slow death - NO Mercy for such crooks in society - Pray Police help quickly
                1. T
                  May 29, 2017 at 8:22 pm
                  And ofcourse offer amount to those who were killed by tribals .regardless to tell gion .for 3 Hindu bros and 4 Muslims who were killed and take action to find out the kids who were kidnapped from tribal area
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