The Delhi government on Monday announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to the kin of an e-rickshaw driver who was lynched here 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, received a monstrous beating for disapproving the urination in public by a couple of youngsters.

The e-rickshaw driver in the GTB Nagar area of Delhi, saw a couple of youth urinating against a wall and objected to it. Reportedly, while expressing his dissent, he told the youngsters that they must refrain from urinating in public as it causes disgusting smell and bad hygiene around the area. But Ravinder’s objection did not go down well with the youngsters and threatened him that they would come back to teach him a lesson.

Ravinder condoned the threat and later in the evening he was routinely parked at GTB Nagar metro station looking for passengers when a hoard of at least 15 youth arrived at the spot.

The attackers started thrashing the rickshaw driver and gave him a brutal beating with iron knuckles and stones.

After the altercation, Ravinder somehow managed to call his brother for help who ran to the spot and rushed him to the hospital.

The injuries which the victim sustained were so severe that he couldn’t hold on to life for long and was declared brought dead by the Bara Hindu Rao Hospital authorities.

First Published | 29 May 2017 9:09 PM
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