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Rickshaw driver stands up for 'Swachh Bharat', beaten to death

29 May 2017 | By Mansi Motwani

On 27th May, an e-rickshaw driver named Ravinder was beaten to death for raising objections about some people urinating in public.

The e-rickshaw driver was waiting at GTB Metro station at approximately 6:15 pm, when 2-3 youths started urinating near Gate No. 4; Ravinder objected to the same.

Later around 8 pm, a large group of youths allegedly beat Ravinder to death in public.

In context: Man murdered for his 'Swachh Bharat' stand

29 May 2017Rickshaw driver stands up for 'Swachh Bharat', beaten to death

What Happened?Details of the incident

According to eye-witnesses, seeing the youths openly urinate, Ravinder encouraged them to maintain hygiene by using a toilet instead.

This angered the youth, who threatened Ravinder. At approximately 8pm, they returned with 15-20 men on bikes and e-rickshaws.

They beat Ravinder, dragged him, kicked him, and smashed his face.

Ravinder was rushed to the Bara Hindu Rao Hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.

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The suspects

Ravinder's older brother Vijender alleged that two youths were dropped to the scene of the incident from Kirorimal College. Police, however, are yet to zero-in on the criminals. They even suspect the involvement of students from Delhi University.