Young Man Killed Over Owed Wages

A store guard and his employer were arrested for the death of a 28-year-old man, who was beaten to death when he accompanied a female friend to the store to collect back wages owed her.
The crime occurred last week on Geraniou Street, off central Omonia Square, when the store owner, 43, ordered the guard, 39, to beat the young man up. The guard started hitting the victim on the head with weighted-knuckle gloves, and when the latter fell unconscious on the pavement, he started kicking him. Witnesses called the police, who arrested the guard and the owner, both of whom were taken before the prosecutor.
The young man, who had come from Pyrgos, Elia prefecture, to bring a relative to a hospital in Athens, was taken to hospital, where he died of severe head injuries.