Road rage: Merc driver beaten up

Assailants hit his car from behind, they were drunk

In an apparent road rage incident, a 22-year-old youth driving a Mercedes was allegedly assaulted and robbed of his two iPhones by some men in South Campus on Monday.

The accused men, all in their mid-twenties, had intercepted the Mercedes alleging that it had hit their Hyundai i10.

Complainant Ranbir Mehra alleged that the youths were drunk and their car rammed into his’ from behind.

Despite the thrashing, Mehra noted down the registration number of the suspects’ car before they could flee.

A senior police officer told Deccan Herald that the i10 or the suspects was not found at the address obtained from the registration number.

A case of voluntarily causing hurt during robbery has been registered at South Campus police station.

Police said it is only a matter of time before the suspects are nabbed.

Ranbir was returning home in Civil Lines from Gurgaon where he assists his father in their family business.

As he was passing by RR Hospital, a red i10 allegedly hit his C-2200 from behind.
“The car ran parallel to my car for some distance before intercepting and forcing me to stop. Three youths emerged from the car and asked me to roll down my window glass. They appeared drunk and tried to break open my car window upon which I emerged from the vehicle,” said Ranbir.

Hurling abuses, the youths demanded to be paid for the accident. As soon as Ranbir pointed out that it was they who had damaged his car, two of them allegedly assaulted him.

They then robbed his two iPhones even as their third accomplice was advising them to desist from venturing any further.

Meanwhile, locals began gathering at the spot upon which the trio got into their car and fled. Someone in the crowd informed police and the victim was taken to Safdarjung Hospital where he was treated for his injuries and discharged.

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