Road rage common in Delhi

Road rage common in Delhi

The arrest of two youths for stabbing to death their 30-year-old neighbour for not inviting their families to his brother’s wedding has once again highlighted the growing number of rage incidents leading to deaths and serious injuries in the national capital.

Argument over silly reason sometime leads to death on road.

Salman and Manjar Alam had stabbed Mohammad Shakir and his brother Mohammad Asif on Monday.  Shakir had later succumbed to his injuries. Asif, 24, is still recuperating. The police are looking for Javed, Samar and a woman — Zahida Begum — for their alleged role in the incident.

In a similar incident, 42-year-old auto-rickshaw driver Rajesh Kumar, a resident of Budh Vihar, was battered to death with a brick by two men following an altercation over a minor accident in the early hours of Friday.

Rajesh was on his way home in his auto-rickshaw at around 1:30 am when he accidentally hit a Toyota Innova parked in Block A of Vijay Vihar causing minor damage to the car.

The men inside the Innova — Vinod Kumar and Rahul — shouted at the auto-rickshaw driver following which Rajesh stopped his vehicle. An altercation ensued and it soon turned violent. The two men later began punching and kicking Rajesh, and then one of them picked up a brick and repeatedly hit Rajesh on the head. The accused, both drivers, have been arrested and the police have seized half-a-dozen liquor bottles from inside the Innova. Rajesh, a father of three, was the lone bread-winner of the family.

In yet another incident of road rage, two men were beaten up and their car was burnt down by five unidentified men in Jamia Nagar last week after their vehicle accidentally brushed past the car of the accused. A Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) dumper parked nearby was also damaged in the fire.

Feroz Alam, a builder and his driver Surender were traveling towards Noida in their Tata Safari when the incident took place. “While driving in Jamia Nagar their car might have brushed the Mahindra Scorpio car of the accused men. The angered occupants of the Scorpio then followed the Safari and forced it to stop near Jamia Nagar police station,” a police official said.

The occupants of the Scorpio then thrashed Feroz and Surender with the help of other friends. They later set the Safari on fire and the blaze spread on to a MCD dumper parked nearby. Despite the incident taking place near the Jamia Nagar police station, the accused had managed to flee from the spot.