On Sunday night, a 40 year old Shahnawaz, travelling with his children and wige on his Suzuki Gixxer motorcycle, was the latest victim of road rage on the streets of Delhi’s Turkman Gate.
Ironically the 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 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.
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.
This is not the first time such an incident has left a man dead. In July last year, road rage in Delhi left a Manipuri boy dead.
via Times of India