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Man objects to urinating in public, beaten to death

A 27-year-old man was beaten to death allegedly by his neighbours for objecting to public urination in South East Delhi’s Govindpuri on Sunday night. The police have registered a case and begun probe.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East) Chinmoy Biswal said that the victim, Leelu, a resident of Nehru Camp, had 17 criminal cases registered against him.

The incident happened when Leelu and his wife Pinky were sitting outside their house around 11:30 p.m.

Argument ensued

“Our neighbour Man Singh (65) came and started urinating on the street. My husband objected to it and told him not to do so as there are women living in the area. Singh got offended and told the matter to his son Neel Kamal. Irked over this, Kamal came to our house and started arguing with my husband. Soon, the argument snowballed into a fight and Singh and his wife joined Kamal and started thrashing my husband. They brought a big slab and hit my husband,” said Pinky.

Leelu sustained injuries in the attack and was rushed to AIIMS Trauma Centre where he was declared brought dead.

Mr. Biswal said, after they received a PCR call, the police rushed to the spot and then to the hospital where they met the victim’s brother who narrated the incident to the police.

After hearing both sides, the police conducted a local enquiry and came to know that Leelu objected to Singh urinating in open and slapped him after which his son’s intervened. A scuffle ensued and Leelu was attacked with a cement slab on his chest, said Mr. Biswal.

The police said that the deceased Leelu is a bad character of Govindpuri and Okhla, who had 17 cases of snatching, robbery, and Arms Act registered against him.

“A case under Section 302 (punishment for murder) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC has been registered and investigation is under way,” added Mr. Biswal.

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