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20 Jun 2004

Nandu, a rickshaw-puller who lived and worked at and around the Old Delhi Railway Station died on 11 May 2004.

Like much of his life, his death too occurred in the station, brought on by the beating meted out to him by at least 2 personnel of the Railway Protection Force. The cause of the beating was the fact that he could not pay the Re.l fee needed to use the toilet on the platform or the Rs. 3 required for the platform ticket. Perhaps if he had had Rs. 4 that day, Nandu would have lived.PUDR conducted a fact-finding investigation into the above incident of custodial death. Following is a report of the same.

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