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De-addiction centre inmate beaten to death by caretaker

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

An inmate of a drug de-addiction centre in southeast delhi's Tughalakabad was beaten to death allegedly by the institute's caretaker, the police said today.

The police today found (29) dead with multiple contusions on lower part of the body.

According to the police, caretaker (30) came to the institute along with two of his friends in a drunk condition around 11 pm last night.

He then abused the inmates and beat some of them.

"He saw the victim lying on the ground. The victim was in a drunken stupor. He passed stool, the foul smell of which enraged the accused, who started beating the victim with a wooden rod," Chinmoy Biswal, of Police (Southeast), said.

After beating the victim, Arora went off to sleep on a nearby bed. When he woke up in the morning, he realised that the victim had died and he ran away from the spot, the police said.

The owner of the centre was informed by the inmates about the incident this morning and the police were subsequently informed.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 21:15 IST