In what appears to be a case of road rage, a 21-year-old driver employed with a bank manager was allegedly shot at by unidentified assailants in a car. The incident took place near a traffic signal on Rao Tula Ram Marg in south Delhi on Tuesday morning.
According to police sources, the assailants fired four bullets on the victim, out of which one hit the driver’s jaw while the other three hit the Wagon R car he was driving. The victim,identified as Mohammad Azhar is a native of Madhepura district in Bihar and is battling for his life at Safdarjung hospital.
Chhaya Sharma, deputy commissioner of police (south) said the incident took place when Azhar was going to drop his employer to IGI railways station. “There was an altercation between the victim and the miscreants over touching of their cars while overtaking,” added Sharma.
“We can not term it a case of road rage until and unless we record the victim’s statement whom doctors have declared unfit. Even his employer, who is complainant in the case has gone abroad to attend a marriage function,” said Sharma.
“The assailants followed Azhar's car and as soon as it slowed down at a traffic signal, they opened fire at him,” the police said.