Taxi-driver dies after being slapped by passenger
Kolkata: A taxi-driver died after being slapped by a passenger on Friday afternoon at Rabindrapally in Keshtopur. The accused passenger has been arrested by the officers of
Baguiati police station.
According to the police, on Friday, around 4 pm, a person identified as Soumen Roy, reached Rabindrapally in a taxi. He is a resident of the same area. After reaching the destination, the taxi-driver identified as Sukumar Jana (45), a resident of Maheshtala area, asked for the fare.
But, Roy alleged that he was demanding more money than the usual taxi rate. Hearing his claim, Jana asked Roy to check the fare meter but Roy alleged that the fare meter was tampered and the reading was incorrect.
Arguing over the taxi fare, an altercation ensued between the two. All of a sudden, in a fit of rage, Roy allegedly pushed Jana.
The taxi driver and passenger started fighting and during the fight, Roy allegedly slapped Jana hard. He fell down on the road and lost consciousness.
Roy with the help of local residents immediately rushed him to a nearby hospital where doctor declared him dead on arrival.
Later, cops of Baguiati police station was informed about the incident.
The police reached the hospital and sent the body of Jana for autopsy. Roy was detained by the police officers. Jana family was also informed about his death.
Later his family members went to Baguiati police station and lodged a complaint
against Roy. Based on the complaint, police registered an FIR against Roy under section 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of Indian Penal Code and arrested him.