NEW DELHI: A 30-year-old man from Manipur was allegedly thrashed to death during a brawl with a group of locals in Kotla area of south Delhi on early Monday.As per initial information, the deceased, Shaloni, worked in a BPO and was returning home from work when he had a fight with four-five car-borne men around 2.30am over some issue.

Police have learnt that the men had come to the Big Apple shop on Gurudwara road in the area in a white colour car. Shaloni was assaulted by them following the argument.

Police rushed to the spot after receiving call from a passerby and took Shaloni to AIIMS Trauma center in a PCR van. He was declared dead on arrival.

The cops have preserved Shaloni’s body for postmortem which will be conducted later in the day after his family members arrive. A medical board is likely to be constituted for the autopsy.

Police is probing all angles in the case as there seems no sudden provocation in the assault. Call details are being analyzed. A case of murder under section 302 of IPC has been registered and the cops have formed a special team comprising additional DCP (south) P S Kushwah, STF chief Rajender Singh, the special staff in-charge Akhilesh Yadav led by DCP south to crack the case.