New Delhi:The Delhi government on Monday announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to the kin of an e-rickshaw driver who was killed in the national capital for trying to stop two men from urinating in public.
The amount will be paid to the family of Ravinder Kumar from Lt. Governor/Chief Minister Relief Fund, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.
Earlier, Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu visited the family of Kumar and handed over a cheque of Rs 50,000 to his family.
Kumar, 32, was beaten to death on Saturday by a group of 15 youths after he objected to two of them urinating near the GTB Nagar Metro station.
Shockingly, no one came forward for man’s rescue as the youths rained blows on him, using towels filled with stones, police said on Sunday.
The incident occurred on Saturday evening at around 8.30 p.m. when the e-rickshaw driver, identified as Ravinder Kumar, objected to two students who he found were drinking alcohol and urinating on a wall near GTB Nagar Metro Station. Kumar ferried passengers on his e-rickshaw in GTB Nagar and nearby areas.
Incensed at being chided by Kumar, the youths returned along with 15 of their friends. They began raining blows on Kumar for at least 20 minutes at the crowded station, but no one from the public came forward to rescue him. Kumar died on the spot.As per sources, the two of the boy were studying in Delhi University.
First Published: 29 May 2017 07:23 PM