Less than ten days after a 42-year-old auto rickshaw driver was battered to death by two drunk men in northwest Delhi, the Capital witnessed another incident of road rage on Monday morning.
A 28-year-old research officer working at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) fell victim to the raging fury of the city on the road in south Delhi's New Friends Colony area. The incident occurred near the exit gate of the Suryaa hotel. This is the fourth road rage incident reported from different parts of the city in 2012.
Faraz-ul Hasan, a resident of Batla House in south Delhi was driving his Maruti Swift car towards his office at AIIMS. When Hasan reached near the exit gate of the Suryaa hotel, a speeding Indigo car coming from Mata Mandir Road side collided with his car.
Hasan told Hindustan Times that the driver of the Indigo car, bearing registration number of Haryana, was driving his vehicle in rash and negligent way.
"He rammed his vehicle into my car from the right side. Due to the impact, the front portion of my car was damaged. I parked my car on the side of the road and asked him to come out of his car, but, he refused. He attacked me on my head and on other parts of the body with the gear lock, when I tried to pull him out of his car," said Hasan.
According to Hasan, he called up the police control room. But by the time police reached there, the assailant had fled.
"A police team reached the spot and learnt that Hasan himself went to a nearby hospital. His medical examination confirmed assault and on the basis of his complaint a case under Sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) and 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) of IPC was registered," a police officer said.
According to Hasan, the police told him that the registration number that he had given the cops was traced to a Maruti Swift car owned by a Faridabad property dealer.
The police suspect that the car driven by the assailant could have been a stolen vehicle.