Maharashtra govt sends report to Centre on UP migrant's killing

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New Delhi, Oct 29 (UNI) The Centre has received a report from the Maharashtra government stating that an inquiry has been ordered into the killing of a labourer from Uttar Pradesh, Dharmadev Rai in a local train in Mumbai yesterday.

Responding to the direction from the Home Ministry to send the report about the incident at the earliest, the state government has sent the interim report informing that a high-level inquiry has been ordered into the incident, Home Ministry sources said here today.

The Centre had sought the report in view of media reports about the 25-year-old labourer from Uttar Pradesh being killed after being punched in the stomach by a group of Marathi-speaking men onboard a Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus bound-local train at Khopali station on the central Railway.

Rai, a resident of Gorakhpur in UP, along with three fellow workers--all employees of a factory in Khopali--had boarded the local train for Kurla station, from where they were scheduled to depart for their native place by the Kushinagar Express from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus yesterday.

According to his colleagues, the group of Marathi-speaking people beat up all of them and eventually got down at Karjat station. One of the deceased's colleague rang up the Railway Protection Force personnel, who boarded the train at Badlapur and rushed Rai to a hospital, where he was declared dead.

A post-mortem report has revealed that the labourer died of a punctured liver.

Meanwhile, the Railway police have registered a case of rioting and murder against a dozen unknown people at the Karjat police station. The other three labourers have recieved minor injuries.

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