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Delhi E-Rickshaw Driver Killed: Cops Suspect SOL Students

The police believe that the accused could be students from the School of Open Learning, Delhi University.

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Police are yet to make any arrests in the case related to the killing of the e-rickshaw driver, who was allegedly beaten to death for stopping two youths from urinating in public on Saturday.

The police have reportedly recovered CCTV footage which shows the two accused a t a liquor shop, which was a little distance away from the crime spot. While the accused are yet to be identified, sketches have been made based on the footage acquired.

The police believe that the accused could be students from the School of Open Learning, Delhi University.

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In a related development, the police also detained two students from North Campus, Delhi University, in connection with the killing, according to a report in India Today. The police have also questioned around 50 other people regarding the case.

Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the killing of an E-rickshaw driver in Delhi for stopping two men from urinating in public and directed the authorities to punish the culprits.

Modi also sanctioned Rs 1 lakh from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) as ex-gratia to the next of the kin of the 32-year-old driver Ravindra Kumar who was beaten to death for espousing the 'Swachh Bharat', said an official spokesman.

The Prime Minister condemned the incident and directed the authorities to bring to book and punish the culprits for committing such inhuman act.

The Delhi Government has offered a compensation of Rs 5 Lakh to the kin of the deceased.

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Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu also called for strong action against the accused in the case.

The 34-year-old man was beaten to death after he objected to two men urinating in public in Delhi on Saturday.

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According to NDTV, the deceased, identified as Ravinder Kumar, worked as a parking attendant at an e-rickshaw stand in northwest Delhi.

Kumar saw two men urinating near his stand, and objected to them doing so. The men, riled by his objections, promised to return in the evening. They were allegedly drunk.

At around 8 pm in the evening, the two men returned with a larger gang and beat up Kumar, said Kumar’s brother Vijender Kumar to NDTV.

Although Kumar did not sustain any visible injuries, he fell unconscious upon reaching home. His family rushed him to the hospital, where he was declared dead upon arrival.

A complaint has been filed with the police, and a search for the accused is underway.

Investigations are on. Police teams have been formed to arrest them.
Surinder Kumar, Senior Police Officer

The police have also taken narrations from eye-witnesses into account.

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