In an apparent case of road rage, a 36-year-old driver of a cluster bus was beaten up allegedly by five youths in Southeast Delhi’s Badarpur area on Sunday evening after the bus accidentally grazed their Honda City.
According to police, initial investigation has revealed that the victim, identified as Dhirendra Kumar, was mercilessly thrashed in front of 30 people.
“It was found that the victim was attacked with hockey sticks,” a police officer said.
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The victim was rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) trauma centre with fractures on his head and hand, the officer said.
The incident happened near Jaipur Chowk at 5 pm. A passer-by made a call to the Police Control Room. “We have arrested three persons. The other two are absconding. Search is on to nab them. They will be arrested soon,” the officer said.
A case has been registered at the Badarpur police station.
In May this year, a 42-year-old Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus driver was beaten to death after the bus hit a passing motorcycle in West Delhi’s Mundka area.
The motorcycle had apparently moved into the bus lane when it was hit. The motorcyclist and his mother, who was riding pillion, fell, police said. The motorcyclist then assaulted the driver with his helmet.