Two days after an e-rickshaw driver was beaten to death for stopping two youths from urinating in public in Northwest Delhi, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that he has called for strict against the culprits.
“Spoke to police commissioner and asked him to take strongest action possible against the culprits,” Venkaiah Naidu said on Twitter.
The Union minister said, “Sad that an e-rickshaw driver was beaten to death for stopping two people from urinating in public in Delhi. He was promoting #SwachhBharat.”
E-rickshaw driver Ravindra Kumar was having lunch near the GTB Metro station when he saw two men urinating in public. He raised objection and rebuked them for doing so. The duo was reportedly in an inebriated condition.
The two youths returned to the spot in the evening, bringing along with them 20 more people, and asked for Ravindra. On spotting him, the two men and their group started beating him up. Ravindra was repeatedly hit with stones and bricks.
By the time Ravindra was taken to the hospital, he had already died.
Police have registered a case of murder and are looking for the culprits who attacked Ravindra.