Woman among three arrested for murder of cab driver

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Woman among three arrested for murder of cab driver

Thursday, 18 April 2024 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi Police has arrested three people, including a woman, in the murder of a 34 year old cab driver in North Delhi’s Chatta Rail Red light area near Red Fort on Wednesday. The accused had also shot at a passerby, who witnessed the whole incident. 

The accused have been identified as Anita alias Ruksar, aged 28 years old, Sajid, aged 19 years old, and Salman, aged 24 years old. Police said that a piece of information was received from LNJP hospital on Monday at 1:50 a.m. that Mohammad Shaqib, a resident of Zakir Nagar, had been admitted after receiving gunshot wounds, along with one Luv Khush, aged 15 years old, a resident of Palwal.

“The joint team of Police Station Kotwali & Special Staff have worked out a murder case of an Uber Cab Driver committed while helping the victim during a minor accident and subsequent road rage with driver of Cab occurred on intervening night of 14th-15th April,” DCP North M.K. Meena. During the probe, it was revealed that around 12:00 a.m., a Maruti Wagon-R collided with an e-rickshaw at the Chatta Rail Red light.

“The e-rickshaw overturned, leading to an altercation between the Wagon-R driver and the rickshaw driver. Bystanders intervene, resulting in three men assaulting the Wagon-R driver, stealing his mobile phone, and pickpocketing cash from the rickshaw driver,” said the DCP.

According to the police, amidst the commotion when the accused were caught by the public for pickpocketing, a scooty rider shot Shaqib, the cab driver, and fired towards the gathered public, injuring a bystander in a bid to flee the scene. “The assailants fled, with two individuals and a woman on the scooty heading towards Old Delhi Railway Station, while the third person escaped in the crowd. Both victims were taken to LNJP Hospital following the incident,” DCP said.

During treatment, Shaqib, who had suffered a gunshot injury in his upper abdomen, had succumbed to his injuries and the minor is undergoing treatment at the hospital.  “Through CCTV analysis, the scooty’s number used by the assailant was identified, but upon verification, it was discovered that the assailant had equipped the scooty with a duplicate number,” said the DCP.

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