Plumber dies under mysterious circumstances, family cries foul

A plumber died under suspicious circumstances after an alleged fight with the relatives of a woman in northeast Delhi’s Usmanpur, police said on Sunday.

The body of Pritam, 24, a resident of Brahampuri, was handed over to his family on Saturday after undergoing treatment for over a week for the injuries sustained in the alleged fight 10 days ago.

The victim’s sister Savita alleged that a woman, living in Usmanpur, and her relatives attacked Pritam in the abdomen leading to rupture of his intestines.

She said that on December 23 Pritam’s condition deteriorated and he was rushed to Jag Parvesh Chandra Hospital. Since his condition did not improve, he was later shifted to GTB Hospital where he died while undergoing the treatment on Friday night.

A police officer said Pritam’s body has been handed over to his family members after post mortem.

The post mortem report would highlight the cause of Pritam’s death and if needed, the matter would be investigated from a new angle.

The victim’s family said that the woman in Usmanpur was trying to put pressure on police to let the matter get buried as a natural death.


“We will not rest till the culprits are punished,” said Pritam’s sister.

The police said if needed the footage of the CCTV cameras near the spot of the fight between Pritam and others last month would be collected to investigate the matter.

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