Manipuri man beaten to death in Delhi

New Delhi: A 29-year-old man from Manipur was beaten to death here by a group of five to six men, police said Monday.

Shaloni, a resident of Munirka in south Delhi, was allegedly beaten up in south Delhi’s Kotla Mubarakpur area around 2.30 a.m. after a quarrel with the assaulters.

Police have learnt that the accused had come to a Big Apple shop on Gurudwara road in Kotla Mubarakpur area in a white coloured car and they assaulted Shaloni following an argument.

He was rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) trauma centre, where he was declared dead.

Shaloni’s body has been preserved for a postmortem examination which will be conducted later in the day after his family members arrive. A medical board is likely to be constituted for the autopsy.

Joint Commissioner of Police Robin Hibu said: “Police received a call regarding a quarrel around 2.30 a.m. The police team on arriving the spot found Shaloni unconscious. He was rushed to AIIMS trauma center in a PCR van but hospital authorities declared him dead on arrival.”

“A case has been registered against unknown persons. The case is being probed from all angles as there seems no sudden provocation,” he said.

“Call details of the victim’s mobile phone are being analyzed and a special team has been formed to crack the case,” another police official told IANS.

The police has seized the footage of a CCTV camera installed outside a shop near the spot.

Shaloni, who was apparently employed at a Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) company, was returning from a his work when he was attacked.

Similar to this case, a 19-year-old student from Arunachal Pradesh, Nido Tania, died after being badly assaulted with iron rods and sticks by a group of men after an altercation with a shopkeeper in a south Delhi market, not far from Kotla Mubarakpur, in January this year.

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