Doctor assaulted in road rage, injured in his ear in Delhi’s Malviya Nagar
The doctor told Hindustan Times that his Hyundai Getz car had brushed past a motorcycle, a few hundred metres from his home, after which the bike riders verbally abused him.delhi Updated: Jul 21, 2017 00:19 IST
A 48-year-old doctor struggles to hear after being thrashed by a group of men, in an alleged case of road rage reported from south Delhi’s Malviya Nagar on Monday evening.
The victim, Dr Asif Siddiqui, worked with Safdarjung Hospital for 10 years before starting his own medical centre in the city. He was out in the market near his home in Malviya Nagar when he was assaulted.
The doctor told Hindustan Times that his Hyundai Getz car had brushed past a motorcycle, a few hundred metres from his home, after which the bike riders verbally abused him.
“They began using vulgar language against me and began banging against my car. Since I was aware of a police post in the area, I began driving towards it to save myself,” said the doctor.
But the assailants allegedly called their friends in the market and a small mob chased the car. They caught up with him in no time and allegedly forced him to come out of the car after smashing the window using a brick.
“The mob was shouting maaro-maaro. One man punched my ear, someone else targeted my eyes. They began beating me till I fell unconscious,” he alleged.
When he regained his consciousness, he called the police after which he was taken to a hospital. “I have received injuries all across my body, but my ears have been affected the worst. I am unable to hear properly through my left ear and am undergoing treatment,” the doctor claimed.
The police have registered a case and said they were close to nabbing some of the suspects. The victim has said that he can identify some of the assailants if they are paraded before him.
First Published: Jul 21, 2017 00:18 IST