After a 28-year-old auto-rickshaw driver was beaten to death on Saturday night, allegedly by two security guards, his pregnant wife held a protest along with the body of her husband at the District Hospital on Monday, demanding compensation.
According to police the woman’s husband, Ali Ansari, was attacked by two inebriated security guards after he refused to take them to Sector 37, Noida.
A senior police officer said Ansari was was known to the two accused, Ganesh Pandey and Hari Om. “He had parked his auto-rickshaw outside the district hospital waiting for passengers. Both Pandey and Hari Om knew him, and, in their inebriated state, asked him to ferry them to Sector 37. He refused. An argument ensued and soon the duo attacked Ansari with their lathis. He tried to run inside the hospital, but the guards gave chase and assaulted him. He suffered head injuries,” a senior officer said.
SSP Preetinder Singh said, “Both the accused in the case have been arrested and sent to jail. Ansari was shifted to LN Hospital in Delhi on Sunday morning, but died later in the day.”
On Monday, the wife, nine months pregnant, refused to take the body home until the family received a compensation. “She was joined by people of Nithari village, where Ansari lived, as well as auto-rickshaw drivers from across Noida. The family was assured that the city magistrate would look into their demands, though this is not a usual case for compensation. The security agency which hired the guards have also given the family financial aid,” the officer said.