Four armed assailants allegedly abducted the driver of a former Additional Solicitor General’s son, and thrashed him before they pushed him out of the Audi Q7 SUV and fled with the vehicle.
According to police, the incident took place in the early hours of Sunday. The driver was waiting outside a popular restaurant in South Extension where his employer, a senior Supreme Court lawyer, and his friends were having dinner.
“The driver, identified as Ravi Shankar, saw his employer coming out of the restaurant and started the engine. Just then a man approached him, asking for directions,” said a senior officer.
He added that when Shankar rolled down the window, the man pointed a gun at him and got into the car along with his three associates.
“The men pinned him down and kept hitting him with the pistol butt as they drove for nearly 20 km. They finally pushed him out of the car near Jwala Heri in west Delhi two hours later,” said the officer.
The men then fled with the SUV, which the lawyer had purchased three months ago.
The victim alleged that after he was pushed out, he kept asking for help from several passersby, including two policemen on patrol duty. Citing jurisdiction issues, the policemen allegedly took him to a petrol pump near Mianwali Nagar police station, from where he called his employer and told him about the incident.
“A case has been registered in connection with the incident. Police are looking into CCTV footage to ascertain the identity of the men,” said an officer.
Uber driver stabbed to death in Noida: Police
A 22-year-old Uber driver was stabbed to death late Sunday night near Noida Sector 14 in an alleged incident of road rage. Police said while an FIR in the case has been registered, no arrests have been made yet.
Amarnath Yadav, SHO, Noida Sector 20 police station, said, “The victim, Gaurav Chauhan, was driving back home when another car rammed his car. The drivers got out and started to argue. Meanwhile, three persons stopped and intervened in the argument. One of them allegedly stabbed Chauhan with a sharp object, killing him.”
Uber spokesperson Ruchica Tomar said, “We are pained by this senseless act of violence… While he was not driving on the Uber platform when the incident took place, we are sharing all available details with police.”