“North Indian” beaten to death on Mumbai local train

October 29th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Raj Thackeray

Badlapur, Oct 29 (ANI): A man from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh was beaten to death on a train in Badlapur in Maharashtra, after the miscreants identified him as a “North Indian”.
Dharamdev Rai, 25, and his three friends were attacked by eight-ten people when they were on their way to Kurla.
One of them claimed that they were attacked by a group of Marathi-speaking youths who abused them for taking up jobs in Mumbai.
Rai was admitted to the Dubey Hospital, but succumbed to his injuries.
The tragic incident comes after a youth from Bihar Rahul Raj was gunned down by the Mumbai Police on Monday after he had allegedly hijacked a bus at Kurla saying he wanted revenge against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray.
On October 19, MNS activists had attacked north Indian railway job aspirants in Mumbai prompting calls for Thackeray’’s arrest and for the party to be banned. Thackeray was arrested on October 21 for rioting and provoking attacks on migrants. His arrest sparked protests in Maharashtra and a backlash on migrants across the country. However, on October 22, Thackeray was given bail in Mumbai after spending a night in jail. (ANI)

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