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Two brothers were shot dead outside their house in Sultanpur Dabas village of Bawana in Outer Delhi in a case of road rage on Friday, police said.
Police identified the dead men as Sahab Singh (40) and his brother Kaptan Singh (33). According to police, the brothers had got into a fight with the occupants of a Skoda over a parking issue.
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Police said Sahab had parked his pick-up truck outside his house. A white Skoda Fabia came that way and as Sahab’s vehicle was blocking the lane, the occupants of the car picked a fight with him.
Police said Sahab got into his vehicle to move it to another spot. While reversing the truck, he accidentally brushed against the Skoda causing a dent. Eyewitnesses told police that the youths roughed up Sahab. Sahab’s brother Kaptan too reached the spot and tried to intervene. Police said the one of the car’s occupants took out a gun and shot the brothers. The gang then fled in the car.
Police said Sahab received four bullets, while Kaptan took two. They were rushed to a nearby hospital where they were declared dead on arrival. Police have recovered several used cartridges from the spot.
One of the occupants has been identified as Rahul Dabas who hails from the same village. The others are yet to be identified.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Northern Range) R S Krishnia said: “The accused persons are from the same village. We are yet to ascertain how many people were there in the Skoda. This is a case of road rage and there was no rivalry between the two groups. We have formed several teams and will nab the accused very soon.”
Kaptan’s wife Saroj said: “I saw my husband killed. He was about to shoot my son when he ran out of bullets. He told me that he would kill me if I gave evidence against him to police,” Saroj said.
Following the incident, local residents refused to remove the bodies demanding that police take action against the five men. A few police officers were also allegedly roughed up by local residents.
(The reporters are students of EXIMS, Delhi)