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Delhi road rage: Businessman’s nose bitten off days before wedding

One of the three assailants bit off 29-year-old Vijay Kumar’s nose after they attacked him for riding on the wrong side of the road. The incident comes days before Kumar’s March 4 wedding.

delhi Updated: Feb 26, 2017 14:04 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Near Novelty Cinema, the victim, Vijay Kumar had taken a U-turn on his Innova car to escape a traffic jam when the three assailants attacked him and one of them bit his nose off.(HT FILE PHOTO)

In a road rage incident, three assailants attacked a 29-year-old Delhi businessman, who is to be married soon, and bit his nose off, for allegedly riding on the wrong side of the road in north Delhi’s Lahori Gate area.

Vijay Kumar, owns a food colouring unit behind Novelty Cinema in the area, was returning home at around 9 pm after making some purchases for his March 4 wedding.

Near Novelty Cinema, Kumar had taken a U-turn on his Innova car to escape a traffic jam when the three assailants, Vishal, Dhiraj and Vipin took him on.

Accusing him of driving on the wrong side of the road, the trio pulled him out of his car and allegedly beat him up before Dhiraj allegedly bit off the left side of his nose, police said.

A cart-puller who tried to intervene also had his hand bitten off by the accused.

Kumar was taken to a nearby hospital from where he was rushed to Fortis Hospital for treatment.

Attempts to retrieve the lost part of his nose have failed and doctors have suggested that he undergo a maxo-facial surgery for the reconstruction of his nose.

The accused have been arrested and charged under relevant sections.

First Published: Feb 26, 2017 11:02 IST