Delhi police have apprehended two people, including a juvenile in connection with the killing of an e-rickshaw driver in the national capital for trying to stop two men from urinating in public, ANI reported today. The 31-year old victim, Ravinder Kumar, was allegedly beaten to death on Saturday evening in GTB Nagar of national capital when he tried to stop the two students from urinating near the GTB Nagar Metro station.
The arrest was made a day after the Delhi police traced one of the suspects in the case and picked him up from Uttar Pradesh’s district Muzaffarnagar. According to The Indian Express, the suspect was caught on CCTV camera buying alcohol from a liquor shop near GTB Nagar Metro station before he indulged into a heated argument with Kumar. However, police have not yet shared any details regarding the arrest.
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The killing of Kumar also caught the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who condemned the incident. According to a PTI report, the PM directed the authorities to punish the culprits involved in the incident, in which the deceased e-rickshaw driver took a stand for Swachh Bharat Mission initiated by PM Modi.
Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu had also asked the Delhi Police to take stern action against those involved in Kumar’s killing. The minister on Monday visited the spot and spoke with the Delhi Police Commissioner asking him to take “strongest possible action” against the culprits.
Naidu, meanwhile, asked municipal commissioner of North West Delhi to provide job to Kumar’s wife as per rules. The Delhi government also announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for Kumar’s family, reports PTI. The amount of compensation will be provided from the LG-CM’s relief fund, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said while expressing grief over the incident.