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Man beaten to death over petty quarrel in Noida Sector 79

A 50-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death at a construction site in Noida’s Sector 79 following an altercation between two parties over giving way for passage. According to the police, the incident took place around 8am when a tractor driver, Naresh Yadav, who was supplying water at the site, and the driver of a concrete mixer truck (batching truck) got into an argument, which spiked up to a point where the latter and his accomplices allegedly charged Yadav and killed him.

noida Updated: Apr 02, 2017 22:48 IST
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Locals blocked the roads following the incident and demanded police action.
Locals blocked the roads following the incident and demanded police action.(Sunil Ghosh/HT)

A 50-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death at a construction site in Noida’s Sector 79 following an altercation between two parties over giving way for passage.

According to the police, the incident took place around 8am when a tractor driver, Naresh Yadav, who was supplying water at the site, and the driver of a concrete mixer truck (batching truck) got into an argument, which spiked up to a point where the latter and his accomplices allegedly charged Yadav and killed him.

The police said that Yadav was stabbed with a sharp object on his neck and chest, and was pushed to the ground that resulted in a fatal blow to the head.

Yadav died on the spot following the severe blows, which triggered a massive protest by villagers of Sorkha. Hundreds of villagers reached the spot and blocked the roads of Sector 78 with vehicles and roughed up a commuter moving on the road. The police reached the spot and controlled the situation from getting out of hand but could not disperse the crowd that blocked the road.

The villagers demanded the immediate arrest of the attackers and blocked the road from 9am to 3pm, curtailing access to Noida Phase – II, Greater Noida, sectors 112, 113 and 80. As it was Sunday, there was not much vehicular movement on the road.

Bijendra Singh Bhadana, the station house officer of Sector 49 police station, said, “Yadav suffered stab wounds to his chest and neck, and received a heavy blow to his head, which resulted in his death.”

Pritamwati, the widow of the deceased, had accompanied her husband to work on Sunday morning. She said that she was pushed away by the assailants when she tried to intervene.

She said, “They stabbed my husband with screwdrivers; I could not do anything to save him.”

The police booked seven people in the case and arrested two persons so far. “We have arrested the supervisor of the construction site and a security guard, and are on the lookout for the other accused,” Bhadana said.