Delhi: One more arrested for murder of man who objected to public urination
The arrested person, Mehul Deda, is a cab driver -- the second person to be arrested in the case. Shekhar Kapasia, a BA second-year student of Delhi University’s (DU) Aurobindo College, was earlier arrested.delhi Updated: Jun 10, 2017 22:40 IST
One more person has arrested in connection with the murder of a 32-year-old e-rickshaw driver associated with the Swachh Bharat initiative, outside the GTB Nagar Metro Station here last month.
Ravinder Kumar was brutally beaten to death last month by a group of 12-15 youngsters in full public view almost seven hours after he asked two of them to use the public toilet instead of urinating in the open.
The arrested person, Mehul Deda, is a cab driver -- the second person to be arrested in the case. Shekhar Kapasia, a BA second-year student of Delhi University’s (DU) Aurobindo College, was earlier arrested.
A minor boy was also apprehended with Kapasia on May 31, four days after the crime that had triggered widespread outrage.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had condemned the killing and directed the authorities to bring the culprits to book.
A senior police officer said Deda was among the five suspects identified after the interrogation of Kapasia. He was caught on June 4. Deda was part of the group that attacked Kumar with knuckles and stones wrapped in a towel.
“Deda was on the run. He was hiding in Rishikesh but returned to Delhi after he got to know that Kapasia and the juvenile had been nabbed. He thought the situation had eased now and decided to return,” a police officer said.
Police said that were looking for the other accused. The arrested duo will be questioned to find the identity of the others, police said.
First Published: Jun 10, 2017 22:26 IST