Man mows down biker who told him not to smoke, held
New Delhi: Stopping a inebriated man from smoking in public cost a young man his life after the man followed and chased him with his car and crushed his bike, bleeding him to death and causing several other vehicles to collide in the act in south Delhi's Safdarjung Enclave.
The Delhi Police registered a case of murder against the accused apart from 279 and 337 sections of IPC. The incident occurred on September 17, when Gurpreet Singh and his friend Maninder were eating food at a stall near Safdarjung Hospital's casualty ward.
According to a family member, the two objected to the suspect Rohit Kumar Mahanta who was reportedly in an inebriated state, smoking next to them. Mahanta, however, picked up a fight with the two students and began to abuse them.
However, soon the people present on the spot intervened and Gurpreet and Maninder left the spot on their motorcycle. Little did they knew that the accused in a fit of anger was following them in his car and hit them meters away from the argument spot injuring them grievously.
"Two vicitms who were on a motorcycle had been admitted in Trauma Center and were unfit for statement. During treatment, Gurpreet 21, succmbed to injuries on Wednesday," said Additional DCP South Chinmoy Biswal.
The accused man Rohit Krishna Mahanto in his early twenties is practicing law under one of the standing councel of Assam government, police said. He is a resident of Defence Colony in Delhi.
"After this accused person was arrested from Appolo Hospital, his medical examination was conducted and after finding alcohol content, Section 185 M V Act was also added," said a police officer. Gurpreet, a photography student, was in Delhi to do reccee for a documentary on Delhi's footpath night life when he stopped to have dinner with his friend.
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