Delhi Police has arrested a man for allegedly shooting dead a 25-year-old Haryana businessman near east Delhi’s New Ashok Nagar in a case of road rage on Sunday night.
The accused, Yashpal Singh, was arrested on Monday.
The victim, Deepak Bhadana, who ran a cattle-feed business and also owned farm land in Faridabad, was shot at point blank range in Dallupura village as his horrified relatives watched.
Bhadana was returning from a wedding in a hired Innova, which allegedly brushed against a Ford Endeavour at Dallupura timber market, police said. An altercation followed between the two drivers. Bhadana stepped in but was allegedly shot in the head by the SUV driver.
He died on the spot. Bhadana got married five months ago and was the only earning member of the family.
This was the second road-rage death in the city in last 48 hours. On Friday night, 35-year-old vegetable vendor Sanjay Yadav was killed and Ashok Kumar, a shopkeeper, injured after two men fired at them in southwest Delhi’s Najafgarh following an argument. Kumar’s scooter had grazed one of the men, police said.
Minor altercations leading to violence are frequently reported in the Capital. According to police records, one in five murders in the city is on instant provocation, which could be stopping a neighbour from peeing on the wall, fight over a food bill or overtaking.