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Relatives blame traffic cops for man’s death

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NEW DELHI: Angry relatives and friends of a 33-year-old man who died in Maharaja Agrasen Hospital on Monday blocked traffic on the busy Ring Road at Rajouri Garden here on Tuesday alleging that his death was a result of severe beating he received at the hands of some traffic police personnel at Moti Nagar on June 9. The police have initiated an inquiry into the death. A resident of Shakurpur in North-West Delhi, Jawaharlal and his driver were going in his tempo when they were stopped by some traffic police personnel at Jakhira and challaaned for an alleged traffic violation. His relatives and local residents alleged that the traffic policemen also beat him up badly. Jawaharlal was admitted to Maharaja Agrasen Hospital on June 14 after he complained of uneasiness. His condition deteriorated and he died on Monday. His mortal remains were then consigned to flames.

On Tuesday morning Jawaharlal’s relatives, area residents and some local leaders gathered outside the Rajouri Garden office of the Assistant Commissioner of Traffic Police shouting slogans. They alleged that the man died from the injuries inflicted on him by the traffic cops. They also blocked traffic on the busy Ring Road for a few minutes. Later some relatives of Jawaharlal met Deputy Commissioner of Police Robin Hibu.

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