In the second road-rage incident in a week, a 37-year-old businessman was allegedly shot dead by the president of a property dealers’ association in Ghaziabad on Tuesday. The accused is a former pradhan of Sahibabad, police said.
Raj Bahadur, who owned a bottling plant in Lajpat Nagar, succumbed to injuries at Narendra Mohan hospital after Bijendra Singh fired three shots at him near the Mohan Nagar flyover in Sahibabad.
The incident took place when the driver of one of the vehicles from Bahadur’s bottling plant did not give way to Singh’s Honda City on Tuesday morning.
Enraged, Singh reportedly beat up the driver, Ajay Kumar, and also snatched the vehicle’s key. Kumar called up his employer.
Bahadur rushed to the spot after which there was a heated exchange between him and Singh and they came to blows. Both were armed with pistols.
“Singh took out his .32 caliber pistol and fired four shots. Three bullets hit Bahadur in the chest,” said Naresh Kumar, the victim’s cousin.
“Police raided several places but Singh could not be arrested till late Tuesday evening. We are also going to impose the National Security Act (NSA) on Singh,” SP (City) Anant Dev said.
This is the second incident of road rage in Ghaziabad in the past week.
On February 9, Sachin Chaudhary, son of an Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee member, was shot dead by a former Congress municipal councillor in Nehru Nagar.
Man held for ‘rape’
A 40-year-old man was arrested by Ghaziabad police for allegedly raping and later murdering a 4-year-old girl in Nehru Nagar.
Daily- wager Daya Ram was arrested within hours of the child’s body being found on Tuesday.