Autorickshaw driver beaten to death by friends

Ghaziabad: A 25-year-old autorickshaw driver was allegedly beaten to death by his friends in an inebriated condition.

The incident took place last night. The critically injured Deepak was admitted to a primary health centre in Loni wherefrom he was referred to the district hospital in Ghaziabad where the doctors declared him brought dead, police sources said.

SHO of Loni police station O P Chowdhary, however, denied any such incident.

Deepak’s uncle Tejpal Singh alleged that around 8 PM yesterday Deepak’s two friends Sanjay and Amit and another person took him along with them.

When Deepak did not return home till 11 PM, his brother Sachin went out to trace him. When he reached the main road, he saw that Sanjay and Amit were dragging Deepak.

Upon seeing Sachin, the accused fled from the spot.

Deepak was rushed to the hospital where he died, his family members said.