Cab driver thrashed by Africans in Delhi

Cab driver thrashed by Africans in Delhi

Cab driver thrashed by Africans in Delhi

A cab driver was “beaten up” by a group of African nationals on Monday morning near south Delhi’s Rajpur Khurd, the area where some Africans were thrashed by a group of local residents last week, the police said.

“The incident happened around 1 km from Rajpur Khurd village near a farmhouse,” said police.

Fifty-one-year-old Nuruddin was thrashed by six people, including two women, when he refused to board all of them in his cab, citing restrictions on carrying more than four passengers.

“As per the driver, the taxi No DL1YE5087 was booked through Ola to go from Rajpur to Dwarka. The driver, who sustained injuries on his face in the altercation, is presently being treated at the AIIMS trauma centre,” said a police officer.

Nuruddin also said that the African nationals robbed some money before fleeing from the spot.

After attacking the driver, the assailants fled. Nuruddin, however, managed to stop a woman, who claims to be from Rwanda. The police are verifying her credentials.

“We have registered a case and are interrogating the Rwandan woman to identify the others who were with her at the time of the crime,” said a senior police officer.

Police have filed a complaint against the African nationals for assaulting the cab driver. They said they are scanning CCTV footage from the area to ascertain the sequence of events.