Shoe worker battered to death in Agra

A 20-year-old shoe worker died Monday after being severely beaten with iron rods in Agra`s Transport Nagar area, police said.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 01, 2014, 08:48 AM IST

Agra: A 20-year-old shoe worker died Monday after being severely beaten with iron rods in Agra`s Transport Nagar area, police said.

Suraj succumbed to the injuries after he was severely assaulted by criminals and history sheeters in Transport Nagar Sunday. 

Meanwhile, police has registered a case against Baigon alias Yusuf and his three friends under SC/ST Act, arson and murder.

Two other family members, who were injured in the attack, remain critical, police said.

As a reaction, his family members and "basti-wallahs" came on the streets and blocked traffic for several hours past midnight.

They also torched a "khokha" and pelted stones on police.

Senior police officials were camping in the area and additional forces were deployed in the sensitive basties Monday.