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PM Modi Announces Ex-Gratia Relief Of ₹1 Lakh For E-Rickshaw Driver's Family

Reportedly, the 32-year-old e-rickshaw driver was beaten to death by a dozen men after he objected to them urinating outside the a metro station.

29/05/2017 10:52 PM IST | Updated 29/05/2017 10:53 PM IST
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BERLIN -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced an ex-gratia relief of ₹1 lakh to the next of the kin of e-rickshaw driver beaten to death for espousing the social cause of Swachha Bharat.

Prime Minister Modi who is on a four nation tour has sanctioned ₹1 lakh from the Prime Minister's National Relief fund to the next of kin of the e-rickshaw driver Ravindra Kumar who was beaten to death for stopping two people from urinating in the public in New Delhi.

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The Prime Minister condemned the incident and directed the authorities to bring to book and punish the culprits for committing such inhuman act.

Earlier in the day, Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu visited the family of the e-rickshaw driver at GTB Nagar in New Delhi.

He also handed over a cheque of ₹50,000 from his salary to the family.

Terming the act as condemnable, Naidu said that the culprits must be punished.

On Saturday, 32-year-old e-rickshaw driver Ravinder was beaten to death allegedly by a dozen men after he objected to a few of them urinating outside the GTB Nagar metro station.

He was later beaten to death with iron knuckles and stones wrapped in towels by the duo and their friends.

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