A 32-year-old man working as a carcass remover with the MCD was killed while three others were injured after they were beaten up Southwest Delhi’s Chhawla area by locals who mistook them for members of Mewati gang and thought they were trying to steal cows.
According to police, the workers had gone to a shed on the Najafgarh main road in Chhawla to remove two carcass. They then headed towards the disposal ground to cremate the carcasses.
On their way they were stopped by the policemen and asked to produce papers for the truck. Police also asked the workers to show them what they were carrying in the truck. While police were checking the papers, some of the locals demanded that the carcasses be handed over to them, police said.
The men tried to explain that they worked for the MCD and were going to cremate the carcasses. But locals beat up the workers — Sumil, Shankar, Vikki and Hari Om.
“The men tried to show letters from MCD to prove their identity but the locals did not listen. We had to call in more personnel,” a police officer said. The four men were rushed to a local hospital where Shankar was declared brought dead.
“Ten people were arrested and charged with rioting. They even damaged a PCR van. We have identified five others,” an officer said.