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Man thrashed by woman in Ghaziabad for obscene phone calls dead

noida Updated: May 27, 2017 23:19 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times/Ghaziabad
The family members of the victim Padam Singh who have lodged an FIR in the case. The woman has been absconding since the man’s death.
The family members of the victim Padam Singh who have lodged an FIR in the case. The woman has been absconding since the man’s death.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

A 25-year-old man succumbed to his injuries after he was allegedly beaten up by a 36-year-old woman at her house in Ghaziabad. The woman, who has been absconding since the man’s death, claimed that he used to make obscene phone calls to her. A video of the incident was also circulated on social media.

The alleged incident took place on May 16 when the woman, Ragini, called the victim, Padam Singh, to her Lal Kuan residence where she badly beat him up with a stick in front of her family members. The video shows her forcing the man on the floor and jumping on his chest several times. Singh is from Badalpur in Gautam Budh Nagar and had got in touch with the woman through his friend. After sustaining severe injuries, the man succumbed at a hospital on May 21.

“After the incident on May 16, both parties signed a compromise letter before the police. However, the victim’s family lodged an FIR when he did not show signs of recovery,” said Hemant Rai, station house officer (SHO), Kavi Nagar.

“She called the man to her house as he had allegedly been making obscene phone calls to her. However, the claim is yet to be verified as the woman is absconding,” Rai added.

The police had initially booked Ragini, her husband Dharmendra and his friend Arvind Giri for attempt to culpable homicide. After Singh’s death, they added sections of murder and also levied provisions of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Satish Kumar, the victim’s brother, said, “After beating him up at her house, she called us up from my brother’s mobile phone and told me to take him away. We arrived and got him admitted to a local hospital and later got him referred to a different hospital where he died. He told us that he used to speak to the woman as she had promised him a job. We don’t know what transpired later.”

According to the police, Ragini’s husband Dharmendra is under arrest but she and Giri are absconding.

“We have obtained non-bailable warrants against them. We are also awaiting the post-mortem report as it was conducted in Noida. The video was shot by someone present at Ragini’s house. It will now be a part of the investigation,” said Rai.

First Published: May 27, 2017 23:19 IST

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