In a horrific case, a 25-year-old man was kicked out of a moving auto rickshaw and was crushed to death under the wheels of the three wheeler near a flyover located at Akshardham Mandir in East Delhi early on Friday.
Hafeez and his brother Nafeez, had tried to fight off two other passengers in the moving auto and both of them were thrown out. Hafeez reportedly died on the way to the hospital, while his brother sustained grievous injuries.
The police have so far not been able to trace the accused and have downplayed the incident by claiming that it may also be a case of fight over the fare. The accused have still not been identified and are still at large.
According to a senior police official, the two brothers are residents of Uttar Pradesh and had just returned from their native village after appearing for their class 10 and 12 exams. "The two of them used to work in a factory in Badarpur. They had boarded a bus from Anand Vihar ISBT around 4 am, and later reached near Akshardham, looking for an auto to take them to Badarpur," said a senior police official.
After negotiating with a few auto drivers, they finally managed to board an auto of their choice. The two brothers were accompanied by a third passenger. Later, near the flyover, a fourth passenger boarded the auto sandwiching the two brothers between them.
The two passengers then whipped out knives from their pockets and asked the brothers to part with their belongings. The brothers put up a fight, while the passengers kept kicking them.
Hafeez, was kicked out of the moving auto and he found himself under the wheels of the three wheeler, the impact of the fall was such that he sustained fatal injuries. Fifty metres from where Hafeez was thrown the passengers threw his brother, who managed to survive and call the police.
The police have so far registered a case under culpable homicide not amounting to murder. "We can't jump to conclusions. Their belongings were left intact and it may also be a fight over the far. We will trace the accused and the facts of the case will come to light," said DCP (East), Omvir Singh.