Manipuri man dies after being beaten inside his car in South Delhi

Update: A PTI report says the man's name is Shaloni and that he was returning from a friend's place in Kotla Mubarakpur last night when a group of 5-6 men arrived at the spot by car and attacked him.

"We have registered a case and investigation has been taken up. He was attacked by 5-6 men. There was no provocation from the part of the deceased," Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) BS Jaiswal said.

"We are trying to identify the attackers and the exact sequence of events," he said. Shaloni lived in Munirka area and was presently unemployed, adds the PTI report.

A 30-year-old Manipuri man who was working with a BPO, has been beaten to death in South Delhi's Kotla area. News reports have quoted the Delhi police as saying that the man was beaten by four goons inside his car.

A report on Times Now said that he had beaten up as he returned from work. The name of the victim is not yet known.

IBN-Live added that police believe the altercation had resulted after the victim picked an argument with the four men who had been in another car. The four then allegedly assaulted him.

Image used for representational purpose only. Reuters

Image used for representational purpose only. Reuters

The report adds that the victim had been taken to AIIMS, but he succumbed to injuries. The police are in the process of registering an FIR for murder. The body has been kept at AIIMS for the post-mortem.

This is the latest in a series of tragic incidents, involving Indian citizens from the Northeast.

In May, a girl from Nagaland who was studying to be a law student in Delhi University was molested by another lawyer at a metro station. When she went to court to in connection with the case along with three friends, they had been beaten up by a gang of lawyers. The mob had threatened her not to pursue the case any further.

In February this year, two Manipuri women were assaulted by men who hurled racist abuses at them in South Delhi's Kotla Mubarak area. According to the police, the women, identified as Tharmila Jajo and Chonmila, were beaten up by a group of men, who were in their late 20s.

The women in their complaint said that one of the assaulters had tied the leash of his dog to Chonmila's boots. She panicked and in a bid to get rid of the dog she started kicking the animal. Seeing this, the men started beating her up. When her friend Jajo tried to intervene, she too was allegedly thrashed by the men who also made racist comments against them, police said.

Before that in January, the capital had seen protests over the death of 19-year-old Nido Taniam, son of Arunchal Pradesh Congress MLA and Parliamentary Secretary in Health and Family Welfare Department Nido Pavitra.

Nido was attacked with iron rods by shopkeepers in South Delhi's Lajpat Nagar market after an altercation. The shopkeepers had allegedly mocked Nido's hairstyle and he had in turn thrown a rock at the store, shattering the display window.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Jul 21, 2014 10:19 AM

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