UP: Man thrashed to death inside ATM booth

AGRA: A man was allegedly beaten to death by inside an ATM situated near the late on Wednesday.

The deceased, identified as Ravi, used to drive a battery-run bus to ferry tourists to the famous monument.

According to the police, Ravi took a shelter inside the ATM about 800 metre away from Taj Mahal as he was being chased by a group of four men who had a tiff with him over a minor issue.

Speaking to TOI, Sadar circle officer Udairaj Singh said, “At around 11.30pm, the victim hid himself inside the ATM booth as four men armed with club-sticks on motor-bike chased him. Our team have detained two men and during interrogation, we have found that over a petty issue of due payment of a liquor bottle, the four men killed him. The deceased and the accused hail from same Dhandhupura village.”

The accused have been identified as Pawan, Raju, Rajkumar and Hetam Singh. Police have charged them for murder under IPC section 302 and 120 B (criminal conspiracy).

Police claimed, Pawan, a local moneylender, is the prime accused who had hatched a plan to kill Ravi.

“Three days back, the group had engaged in heated argument with the deceased under an inebriated state. A CCTV footage of the ATM booth clearly shows Pawan, Raju and Rajkumar bludgeoning Ravi with clubstick and stones, crushing his face and head,” said Tajganj police officer.

“Currently, two of the accused are on the run, once they are nabbed, we will sent the four men to jail,” added the officer.
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