Congolese national beaten to death in Delhi's Vasant Kunj, one held

New Delhi: A 23-year-old Congolese national was allegedly beaten to death by a group of men in south Delhi's Vasant Kunj area, police said today. One accused has been arrested while two are absconding.

"Mobin Azad Saifi, previously involved in a criminal case, has been arrested while two accused, Mukesh and Prakash, are still on the run," Deputy Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh said.

He said Mukesh was involved in a cheating case while Prakash is a driver by profession. "All the accused reside in south Delhi's Mehrauli and Chhatarpur areas."

The officer said an argument ensued between the foreign national, who wished to go to South Extension in south Delhi where he resided in a rented accommodation, and the three accused over the hiring of an auto-rickshaw.

The three suspects wanted to hire the same auto-rickshaw the victim was negotiating the fare with.

"A brawl ensued after a verbal duel and the victim was mercilessly beaten up. He was hit in his head with a stone, after which he started bleeding profusely. He died when shifted to a hospital."

The officer said the accused roughed up four-five passers-by too as they tried to intervene to save the victim, who taught foreign languages at a private institute.

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