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College student brutally thrashed to death by group over personal enmity

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 October 2021, 15:03 IST

In a shocking incident reported from Haryana’s Mahendergarh, a group of men allegedly thrashed a college student to death with sticks over personal enmity. The accused had even recorded the fatal episode, a clip of which were doing rounds in cyberspace on Thursday.

The victim, identified as Gaurav Yadav, aged 18, who was a first-year BSc student at a private college. In the viral clip, he could be seen being mercilessly beaten by a group of men. At one point, he pleaded with the accused to give him water. The accused gave water and as he took a sip, they began assaulting him again, as per a report by The Indian Express.

The people who were allegedly incriminated in the gruesome crime have been identified as Sukhdev alias Bhanja, Ravi, Ajay, Preetam, Mohan and Vicky alias Fukra. As per the police, the crime took place in front of a restaurant named ‘Royal Chicken Corner’, which is managed by one of the accused, in Mahendergarh’s Malra Bass village on 9th October. The accused and victim knew each other, the report stated.

The accused stopped the victim when he was on his way back home. After this, the accused brutally thrashed the victim. The victim’s father, identified as Devender, told Indian Express: “At 11 am, as I was heading to my farm, he told me that he is going to college to fill some forms and would be back soon. When he did not return till 2.30 pm, my wife called him on his phone. One of the accused put the phone against his mouth and he spoke in a muffled voice and informed her that he was being beaten up.”

Later, Devender, along with his father, went to the crime spot where his son was being beaten by the accused. Devender said he saw the accused beating his son. He asked them to stop the assault but they didn’t listen to him. They claimed that they were assaulting him to teach him a lesson for abusing them.

Subsequently, the victim was rushed to a hospital from where he was referred to another hospital. He passed away on the way to the other hospital. Devender said that last week, his now-deceased son had told him that he and Ravi had a fight over some issue. He added that he had not thought that the accused would beat his son to death.

According to Mahendergarh SP Chander Mohan, the police investigation suggested personal enmity led to the crime. Vicky, who is one of the accused, has been arrested and efforts are on to trace and nab others.

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First published: 15 October 2021, 15:02 IST