Congress party worker shot dead in road rage incident
New Delhi: In a road rage incident, a 44-year-old man was shot dead by a van driver in the intervening night of 5 and 6 February in Northwest Delhi. The police have formed teams to identify and arrest the attackers.
The victim Vinod Mehra, a worker of the Congress' Seva Dal wing, was returning to his home in Geeta Colony along with his nephew Kunal in a car after attending the wedding of his friend's daughter in Alipur when they entered into a verbal duel with four persons riding in a van around 3 am.
"After Mehra told the van driver not to drive rashly, the accused chased him for over five km and intercepted his car at Jahangirpuri. The van driver and his accomplices abused Mehra before shooting him once in his chest," a senior police officer said.
Even before Kunal could react, the four accused fled the spot. Coincidently Kunal's tuition teacher and her husband who were passing by stopped to help them and informed the police.
Mehra was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
" Both vehicles stopped on Bhalaswa flyover. At this point in time, one of the occupants of the other vehicle came out and fired one shot at Vinod Mehra. The bullet pierced his left side of the chest just below the heart. He was declared "brought dead" in hospital." said DCP North West Aslam Khan.
Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken will meet Delhi Police Commissioner on Wednesday to demand strict action against the culprits.
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