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Since 2016, Delhi witnessed more than 150 cases of road rage

Since 2016, Delhi witnessed more than 150 cases of road rage

New Delhi: In the past couple of days, two persons were killed in road rage incidents. It is not the first time that poor anger management had disastrous consequences. Since 2016, the national capital witnessed more than 150 incidents related to road rage from different parts of the city. A psychiatrist claimed that there are several unresolved issues which make brain unstable and effect the decision-making process.

The Delhi Police data accessed by the Millennium Post claimed that in 2016, as many as 66 cases were reported whereas in 2017 as many as 64 cases of road rage took place. In the current year so far, 24 cases have come to fore.

The investigation in recent cases involving road rage revealed that altercation over motorcycle grazing near Mayur Vihar Phase-1 resulted in the murder of 21-year-old youth who was shot dead. In October, 50-year-old was shot dead after his motorcycle bruised past another vehicle in Nand Nagri.

In another case, a man was killed by armed assailants riding on Scooty after the victim's car hit the Scooty near Shahdara's Geeta Colony flyover.

"There are multiple issues which effect the brain: Factors like unresolved issues, impact of drugs and alcohol in the body, relationship issues, sometimes expectation is high but the achievement is less -- all these circumstances puzzle the brain from taking appropriate decision that leads to anger," said Nand Kumar, a renowned psychiatrist.

He further said to curb anger, drugs and alcohol should be minimised, use of technology should be the monitored and thought process should be changed.

The Delhi Police data accessed by the Millennium Post claimed that till September 15, around 337 murders took place in the city and further analysis by the investigating agency revealed that in 18.69 per cent cases, the reason was a sudden provocation whereas in 5.04 per cent cases, the murder took place because of the monetary dispute.

"Property related issues led to 2.97 percentage of the killings whereas the family related disputes led to 13.35 per cent murders," claimed the data. Passion-related murder was around 10.09 per cent whereas unidentified dead bodies were 6.53 per cent.

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