Three men were injured in a clash between two groups in southwest Delhi on Friday night. Two rounds of gunshots were also fired in the air in the Dwarka clash, which was a result of road rage.
Police said around 10 on Friday night in Dwarka's Sector-10, Amar Tiwari, who had secured a contract with the DDA to put up road signage, was transporting the signs in a tractor. Near a school in the area, the tractor nicked a parked Maruti car.
The car's owner and the tractor driver got into an altercation over this. Soon, Tiwari's labourers and the car owner's friends clashed. Tiwari called his father Pawan Tiwari to the spot.
“Pawan Tiwari brought his licensed pistol and fired two rounds in the air. The other group dispersed but a bystander called the PCR,” said a senior police officer on the condition of anonymity, as he is not authorised to speak to the media.
Additional Commissioner of police (southwest) R.S. Krishnia said, “Three men, including Pawan Tiwari, were injured and taken to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital. Doctors said they had received some blunt injuries but none of them is serious.” A complaint has been lodged in the case. The police have identified the car owner and his friends and have initiated proceedings in the case.
In another incident of road rage, a 30-year-old auto rickshaw driver was beaten up after his vehicle brushed against a car in Outer Delhi in Aman Vihar.
The auto rickshaw driver, identified as Yogesh Kumar (30), was passing through Balaji Chowk in Aman Vihar, when his vehicle hit a stationary Maruti Esteem car.
Two people sitting inside came out and got into an altercation with Yogesh. They demanded Rs. 1,500 for the damage, which Yogesh refused to give. They then beat him.
"Yogesh called his brother Sonu, who offered to give Rs 500 for the damage but he was also beaten up. A bystander called the PCR, who arrived and rushed the brothers to Sanjay Gandhi hospital. They received some severe injuries," said a senior police officer.
Police have arrested the two accused in the case. They have been identified as Hari Om and Mahesh Singh, residents of Prem Nagar in Aman Vihar.