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Auto driver killed in snatching attempt

In an audacious attempt by alleged snatchers, three unidentified men reportedly stabbed an autorickshaw driver to death on Sunday night on Bhogal flyover in southeast Delhi, police said.

delhi Updated: Mar 15, 2010 23:48 IST
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In an audacious attempt by alleged snatchers, three unidentified men reportedly stabbed an autorickshaw driver to death on Sunday night on Bhogal flyover in southeast Delhi, police said.

The auto driver, identified as Sallu, was found bleeding on the road around 10 pm on Sunday, police said.

“Some eyewitnesses have told us that he was engaged in a scuffle with three men on the busy flyover. Another driver found him bleeding on the road and informed the police,” said Virendra Singh Chail, additional commissioner of police (southeast).

Police say the accused did not take away his mobile phone and were investigating the case.

“We are trying to ascertain from where he got these men in his auto and where he was headed to. By the time we took him to hospital he had succumbed to his injuries,” said the officer.

Police said they were trying to find out from his family members the amount of cash that could possibly have been snatched from him.

He added that a few men have been detained and they were questioning them for further details.

The deceased was a native of Basti in Uttar Pradesh and lives with his family in a rented accommodation in Delhi. Police say they have got specific clues in the clues and would solve it soon.

Three days ago, a similar incident had been reported from the nearby Sarai Kale Khan area. A 25-year-old man had allegedly been shot at in his stomach and was abandoned in a desolate area near the Sarai Kale Khan bus terminal.

The man has been admitted to All Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) with grievous injuries. His condition is stated to be critical.

“We have registered a case of attempt to murder and are investigating,” said the officer. Police say the victim, identified as Raju, had boarded a shared Maruti Van after coming out of the metro station near World Health Organisation’s (WHO) headquarters in central Delhi. Police said they were scrutinizing his call records for further details. “We are waiting for him to regain consciousness and narrate the entire incident,” said a senior police officer.