Congolese man killed in Delhi, one arrested

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A Congolese man who taught foreign languages here was beaten to death by three young men following a quarrel over the hiring of an auto-rickshaw, police said on Saturday. One of the alleged killers has been arrested.

Masonda Ketada Olivier, 29, bled to death after being beaten close to midnight on Friday near Kishangarh village in south Delhi. Some people who witnessed the altercation tried to save the African but failed.

Olivier was hit on the head with a stone, leading to his death, a police officer said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh said Olivier tried to hire an auto-rickshaw to go to South Extension in south Delhi where he lived. He had been living in Delhi for some years.

As he was negotiating the fare, the three accused — Mobin Azad Saifi, Mukesh and Prakash — came by and insisted on travelling in the same auto-rickshaw. This triggered a quarrel.

“A brawl ensued and the victim was mercilessly beaten up. He was hit on his head with a stone, after which he started bleeding profusely.”

Passers-by informed the police who shifted the victim to the Jaiprakash Narayan Trauma Centre where doctors declared him brought dead.

Police said Saifi, previously involved in a criminal case, had been arrested. Mukesh and Prakash were on the run.

The officer said Mukesh was involved in a cheating case. Prakash is a driver. “All the accused reside in (south Delhi’s) Mehrauli and Chhatarpur areas.”

The accused also roughed up four-five people who tried to save the victim.



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