Delhi road rage: Two more arrested

New Delhi : Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested two more people, accused of beating to death a 38-year-old motorcyclist over yielding space to their car during a traffic jam in the capital. Another accused had been arrested on Monday, while two more people are on the run.

Atif Lala, 26, and Shahdab, 24, were arrested from different places in the city, police said.

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“Shahdab is the son of Amin Pehalwan, who is also an accused in the case and is still absconding,” said a police officer.

With Tuesday’s arrests, the total number of people arrested in the case has now reached three.

Mohammed Wasim was the first accused to be arrested on Monday. All the arrested people are residents of Turkman Gate area.

“We have arrested two more people in connection with the Turkman Gate road rage incident and are sure to arrest the remaining two culprits soon,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Parmaditya told IANS.

Meanwhile, the family members of the victim wrote to Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi requesting him to take action against the policemen who did not come forward to help at the time of the incident.

A spat over yielding space in a traffic jam ended fatally for Shahnawaz, a resident of Mata Sundari Road, when his motorbike was hit by a car near Turkman Gate in Daryaganj around 11.30 p.m. on Sunday while he was returning home from a family function with his two sons.

Shahnawaz owned an electrical shop on Mata Sundari Road, while his parents lived near Turkman Gate in the old quarter of Delhi.

The family alleged that the sons of Shahnawaz — Fahad (13) and Kaif (9) — pleaded with two policemen posted at a nearby police post at the time to help but to no avail.