A young madrassa teacher was allegedly beaten to death by a group of hawkers outside Old Delhi railway Station after a petty tiff over price of headphones turned ugly. According to multiple media reports, the victim has been identified as one Mohammad Ovais. The 27-year-old used to teach at a madrassa situated in Greater Noida. On Monday night, Ovais had gone to Old Delhi Railway Station to board a train to Shamli, his hometown. Giving the details of the sequence of event, an eyewitness reportedly said that Ovais was buying a pair of headphone at one of the exit gate of the station. Soon, an argument broke out between the teacher and the hawkers.
A police official said that after the argument turned ugly, the hawkers allegedly thrashed Ovais. The accused have been identified as Lallan and Ayub. “A police team from Kotwali police station rushed to the spot and took the man to Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead. Preliminary enquiry revealed that Ovais had a scuffle with Lallan and his aide, Ayub which may have led to his death,” additional deputy commissioner of police (north) Harendra Singh was quoted as saying by The Hindustan Times. A case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder has been filed under the Indian Penal Code Section 304.
The police was able to identify Ovais by Aadhaar card in his wallet. The teacher is survived by his parents, four brothers and one sister, the cops said. There has been a 6 per cent increase in the total number of crimes registered under the Indian Penal Code in 2018, according to the data released by Delhi Police. As many as 2,36,476 IPC cases were registered last year, up from 2,23,077 in 2017.
There has been an increase in the number of murders, with 477 cases registered in 2018 as compared to 462 in 2017. Out of these, 86.16 per cent cases were solved. The incidents of murder, per lakh of population, showed a significant decline over the last 14 years, coming down to 2.60% last year from 3.29% in 2004.