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Six held for UP man’s killing in Mumbai

The Railway Police arrested six people for allegedly beating a north Indian commuter on a Mumbai local to death, reports Megha Sood.

india Updated: Oct 31, 2008 01:18 IST
Megha Sood

The Railway Police on Wednesday arrested six people for allegedly beating a north Indian commuter on a Mumbai local to death.

Dharamdev Rai (28) was killed and three of his friends injured in a clash on Tuesday. He was on his way to board a train to his hometown Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh.

According to the Railway Police, seven to eight Marathi-speaking goons asked Rai and his friends if they were ‘bhaiyas’. When they said yes, the group started beating them, blaming them for taking away their jobs.

They ran away when Rai fell unconscious. The six men have been remanded in police custody till November 3.

In Faizabad, Rai’s father Ramnarayan refused the Rs 2 lakh compensation given by the Maharashtra government. “I am ready to sell my property and hand over the amount to the government if it punishes Raj Thackeray for killing my son,” he said.

‘Vilasrao should go’

In Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati demanded dismissal of the Vilasrao Deshmukh government in Maharashtra.

“There is breakdown of constitutional machinery in Maharashtra which called for dismissal of the government,” Mayawati said, adding the Congress and BJP were hand-in-glove over the issue.

With inputs from Rajesh Kumar Singh and M. Hasan, Lucknow