Delhi: Railway police constable killed in scuffle

Last Updated: Monday, January 23, 2012 - 13:52

New Delhi: Asking a catering manager to take
his articles to a train through a proper passage cost a
53-year-old railway police constable his life this morning.

The incident took place at New Delhi railway station at
around 6 AM, and the deceased has been identified as Riyaz, a
Government Railway Police (GRP) constable. He was on duty at
Platform no one, police said.

"Riyaz objected to the caterer`s men bringing articles to
load them in a train through an unauthorised route. He asked
them to take a proper gate and not the back gate.

"On this, a heated argument ensued resulting in a
scuffle. Riyaz suffered injuries in the scuffle and was rushed
to nearby Lady Hardinge Hospital but he did not survive," a
senior police official said.

A case has been registered and Dhanpat was arrested.
According to the Delhi Police, around 17 per cent of the
murders in the capital is due to sudden provocation or
triggered by trivial issues.

Delhiites last year murdered people for reasons as
trivial as argument over street dogs, buying curd, crying of
infant, beating drums, playing cricket and consuming liquor.

On January 10, a 22-year-old youth from Jharkhand lost
his life in east Delhi when he demanded money for `kebab` he
sold. Two youths allegedly stabbed him with the skewer used
for preparing the dish.

Shabir, the victim, was working at a meat shop during the
day and ran the eatery in east Delhi`s Kalyanpuri in the
night, to earn money for his poor family back home.

On January nine, a Punjab Police constable allegedly
opened fire at a roadside eatery owner in Chanakyapuri
following an argument over paying the bill. However, the
eatery owner escaped by a whisker.

PTI



First Published: Monday, January 23, 2012 - 13:52

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