The accompanying video shows how two men from Delhi set a Toyota Fortuner on fire in the West Delhi Subhash Nagar area. This was done to avenge an earlier incident of road rage. On early Wednesday morning, the duo walked upto the Fortuner, emptied a can of petrol over it and set it afire.
The two men can be clearly seen on the CCTV footage. They stepped out of a Chevrolet Cruz, walked over to the Fortuner SUV, emptied a can of petrol and set it on fire following which they sped off.
Reports suggest that the duo, Saurabh Makhija and Manmeet Singh, who had their faces covered, had an argument with the owner of the Fortuner, Vineet Makol for rash driving. The men argued over the issue after which they parted ways. Makol went home and parked his Fortuner outside his house. Later that night, he opened a window after hearing some sounds only to see his vehicle ablaze.
Even as Makol raised an alarm, locals rushed out of their houses and a fire tender reached the spot and doused the flames in 20 minutes but it was too late. The two men have been identified and taken into custody, further investigations are underway. Watch the video below.
More incidents of Road Rage
This is not the first time Delhi has been in news for incidents of road rage. Another incident which hit headlines was that of 40 year old Shahnawaz, who was travelling with his children and wife on his Suzuki Gixxer motorcycle. The incident took place on the streets of Delhi’s Turkman Gate.
Ironically this incident of road rage in Delhi streets occurred just 50 meters from a police station and yet there was no help at hand. The incident which occurred at 11.30 pm on a Sunday night took place when the victim, identified as Shahnawaz was returning home with his two sons and wife. His bike’s silencer just brushed past an Hyundai i20 car at Turkman Gate following which the four occupants emerged and thrashed the victim black and blue till he died.
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His wife and children rushed to the police station for help but were ignored. They then ran to their grandmother but by the time relatives and neighbours reached the site Shahnawaz was lying in a pool of blood. He was immediately taken to a hospital, where he was declared dead upon arrival.
Family members kept the victim’s body at the site and staged a massive sit in from Sunday night to Monday, demanding action against the culprits and causing traffic snarls in Central Delhi. Tension prevailed in the area as locals protested against police inaction while some protesters even set a few vehicles on fire. A case of murder has been registered and investigations are on while CCTV cameras installed in the area are being used to identify the culprits.
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There are more incidents. In July last year, road rage in Delhi left a Manipuri boy dead.