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Mumbai: UP labourer lynched on local train

October 29, 2008 11:12 IST

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A 25-year-old Uttar Pradesh [Images] migrant died in a local train in Mumbai after being beaten up by fellow commuters, who allegedly picked up a fight with him and his three friends, the police said on Wednesday. 

The incident occurred late Tuesday night. The deceased, Dharam Dev, a resident of Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh, was aboard a
Mumbai CST-bound local train from Khopoli along with three friends.

Dev, who works as a helper at a construction site, was occupying the window seat in the train, when a group of eight
to ten commuters, who appeared to be local villagers, forced them to vacate the seat, police said.

The local group then asked Dev and his friends if they were 'bhaiyyas' after which they started abusing them, they
said.

 According to the statement given by the victim's friends, the four were slapped and kicked, thus rendering Dev
unconscious.

The local group got off the train at Karjat, while Dev and his friends remained in the train. The victim's friend then called up the Railway Protection Force (RPF) control number, which is displayed in trains.

Officials from the RPF then boarded the train at Badlapur and Dev was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead.




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