Migrant labourer killed for not paying extortion money

  • HT Correspondent HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Oct 27, 2014 20:35 IST

A migrant labourer of the Cinema road locality under the city police station was allegedly killed by two people, when he refused to give them monthly extortion money.

On the statement of the deceased's wife, the city police have registered a case under Section 302 IPC against one Sonu and an unidentified person.
In her complaint to the police, Anju said that her husband Pappu Patel was working as a daily labourer. On Sunday morning, her husband left the house at around 7 am as usual but, after some time, a person, who was identified as Sonu, came to their house and told her that her husband was caught by the police while gambling and the accused asked for Rs5,000 for his release.

Somehow, she managed to collect Rs 4,000 from nearby residents and handed the amount to Sonu, who later left the house on the assurance that her husband will be back in one hour.
"At around 9.30 pm, I was astonished to listen to the cries of my husband and when I opened the door of the house, I found him lying on the road in an injured condition," she added.
Subsequently, she, along with some neighbourers, rushed Pappu to the civil hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Station house officer (SHO), City police station, Harit Sharma, said that, during initial investigations, it has been found that a gang in the Harnam Nagar locality was collecting monthly extortion money from migrant labourers and the deceased had denied to give them the money after which the accused mercilessly beat him up and, when his condition deteriorated, the accused dumped him outside his house.
The police have registered a case against Sonu and an unidentified person and are raiding possible hideouts of the accused.

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