The 29-year-old Manipuri BPO employee, who was beaten to death here early Monday by five youths, had received multiple internal injuries in neck, an autopsy report has revealed.
As per the autopsy report, handed over by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Trauma Centre to Delhi Police, Akha Salouni had received injuries in abdomen and brain too.
The brutal attack sparked outrage in the northeastern community.
Akha Salouni was assaulted at around 1 am following a spat with the assailants while he was going to a friend’s house in Kotla Mubarakpur area in south Delhi to spend the night.
According to the first information report (FIR) which was accessed by a news agency, Akha Salouni and two of his friends – Nagendra Sharma and Dihe Kazhihrii – were coming from Masoorpur in Vasant Kunj in an auto-rickshaw.
“As they entered Kotla Mubarakpur, they came across a white coloured Hyundai Verna, which stopped on seeing the auto-rickshaw,” said the FIR filed by Kazhihrii, who hails from Nagaland.
According to the report, five-six men aged between 25-30 got down from the car and started shouting “maro maro”, following which they surrounded Akha Salouni and beat him up.
“Watching one of the five men attacking Salaouni, approaching towards Kazhihrii and Nagendra, the two fled the spot,” said the FIR.
Kazhihrii, who ran towards his house in Kotla Mubarakpur, later made a call to the police control room (PCR) van around 2 am.
“Later, when the two returned to the spot, they found that Salouni was lying unconscious and within a few minutes he was dead,” the report said.