Dentist thrashed after his car hits another, 1 held
The dentist was thrashed by the hairdresser (on whose vehicle he scrapped his car) in front of his family who were returning home, police said on Monday.
The incident took place on Sunday when Pradeep Chauhan (35), was returning from Janakpuri to his residence in Sangam Vihar. He was accompanied by his wife, Anjana and two kids, 12-year-old Daksh and 10-year-old Ansh. In the mid-way when they reached near Qutub Minar Metro Station, his Ritz car hit a WagonR, which had come to an abrupt halt.
The accused, identified as Vineet Kumar, a hairdresser, was arrested and a case under relevant sections has been registered against him, police said. Vineet is a resident of Khidki Extension near Malviya Nagar.
“There was a jam near Qutub Minar Metro station and cars were moving really slowly. When there was a red light, the owner of the car moving ahead applied emergency brakes and my husband also applied brakes. My husband’s car accidentally touched the vehicle ahead,” said Chauhan’s wife Anjana who also sustained minor injuries. She said that the owner of the car ahead came out of his car in anger.
“Even though me and my husband apologised and told him we are ready to pay for the damages, he went back to his car and took out a rod to hit my husband. He was accompanied by his wife and kid. We were also accompanied by our two kids, who are aged 12 and 10,” said the woman.
“His wife asked him to not hit my husband but he hit my husband two-three times. When the public gathered, someone called the police and my husband was taken to the hospital,” she added.
The accused tried to flee from the spot but he was caught by the crowd and someone made a call to the police control room. When the police team reached the spot, Vineet was handed over to the police.
Chauhan is currently admitted to Fortis hospital in Vasant Kunj. He sustained severe head injuries and is not in a position to talk, said his wife.