E-rickshaw driver killed for opposing public urination: Centre steps in, assures justice

| Updated: May 29, 2017 14:35 IST

New Delhi [India], May. 29 (ANI): Condemning the brutal murder of an e-rickshaw driver in the national capital, who was beaten to death for opposing public urination, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday assured that he was personally looking into the matter and the culprits will not be spared. Taking to Twitter, Naidu said it was sad indeed that the driver lost his life while he was promoting Swachh Bharat. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sad that an e rickshaw driver was beaten to death for stopping 2 people from urinating in public in Delhi. He was promoting <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SwachhBharat?src=hash">#SwachhBharat</a> /1</p>&mdash; M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) <a href="https://twitter.com/MVenkaiahNaidu/status/869022030057930752">May 29, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Spoke to police commissioner & asked him to take strongest action possible against the culprits. /2<a href="https://t.co/1OfW21hOT3">https://t.co/1OfW21hOT3</a></p>&mdash; M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) <a href="https://twitter.com/MVenkaiahNaidu/status/869022218566676480">May 29, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> An E-rickshaw driver was allegedly beaten to death on Saturday evening in GTB Nagar after he prevented two students from urinating near the Metro station. As per the locals, two boys were drinking alcohol and were urinating near the Metro station, which was opposed by the E-rickshaw driver. In order to take revenge, the boys later returned in the night to carry out the shocking act. "14-15 men came together and started beating the man. Nobody came to help him. The man was beaten to death as the boys filled towels with stones and brutally thrashed him. They even started beating me. Somehow I was able to run away from here to ask for help," said one of the E-rickshaw drivers, also an eye witness. According to another witness, the boys were possibly from Delhi University's Kirori Mal College, as one of the E-rickshaw drivers, Pramod dropped them in front of that college in the evening. "The boys who did this, later in the evening went to Kirori Mal College, we can identify them. We even asked the police to search the CCTV footage, but they are not even ready to do so," said Pramod. (ANI)