A young man who works in a security company in Gurgaon has been arrested for allegedly thrashing an elderly woman and dragging her on the road because she asked him to drive slowly, police said on Monday.
The 22-year-old man, identified as Ashu, was arrested from his home in Pira Garhi village near west Delhi's Paschim Vihar locality late on Sunday.
The incident took place on Saturday evening when Kiran Anand, 57, was riding pillion with daughter Aneesha on a two-wheeler. They stopped at a red light in Paschim Vihar, when a speeding black Alto car braked suddenly and stopped very close to them, scaring them.
Things turned ugly when Anand, a cancer patient, told the youth to drive slowly. She was beaten and dragged by her neck some distance by the angry motorist.
"Anand requested the man behind the wheels to drive slowly as it could lead to some accident," DCP (West) Sharad Agarwal told IANS.
According to Agarwal, Ashu saw red at Anand's suggestion and hit her.
"He held her by neck and dragged her for about 20 metres before throwing her on the road. She has suffered head and elbow injuries and was rushed to the hospital," said Agarwal.
Anand was discharged from the hospital on Sunday.
Police identified the youth and traced the car on the basis of the number of the car provided by Anand's daughter.
"We have arrested the young man and his car has been impounded. We will now be taking his statement. A case has been registered. We will take the strictest possible measures," Aggarwal said.