Indore (Madhya Pradesh): A paan vendor was allegedly thrashed to death by two miscreants on the VIP road adjoining Ramchandra Nagar intersection of Indore late on Sunday night, police sources said on Monday.
According to information, miscreants demanded Rs 100 from a paan kiosk owner, but latter refused. This irked the accused so much that they attacked him with iron rod and a stick.
The victim, who sustained fatal injuries, was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died during treatment.
City superintendent of Police (CSP) Jayant Rathore said that accused were cousins. One of the accused identified as Pawan has been arrested, while his cousin is still at large, Rathore said. The accused are residents of Rukmini Nagar.
Eyewitness told the police that the miscreants also beat up a youth, who tried to save the kiosk owner. The youth is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Indore.
The police said that Pintu Dubey, a resident of Ramchandra Nagar, used to run a paan shop on VIP Road in Ramchandra Nagar. On Sunday night, two miscreants who were reportedly in an inebriated state came to Dubey's shop and demanded Rs 100 from him.
The miscreants started abusing Dubey after he refused to give them money. They also vandalised his shop and attacked him with stick and iron rod.
Police sources said that both accused broke the glasses of several cars parked in the area and also abused passersby.
The police said that a case under relevant sections of IPC had been registered and efforts were on to nab the absconding accused.
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