In a shocking violation of traffic safety, a white (Audi) car was spotted zooming opposite the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi during the early hours of Saturday.
Visuals captured from the area CCTV show the driver driving recklessly in circles speeding around the street near Vijay Chowk at around 4 AM. The driver is seen speeding three circles, each bigger before the previous before speeding away from the area.
While police are yet to find the speeding driver, sources report that the driver had allegedly created a security breach-like situation in the high-security area near the Parliament and PMO.
Road rage incidents have been prevalent throughout the nation, especially in the National Capital Region (NCR). A few months ago, in Ghaziabad, a driver was seen speeding off with a man hanging on to dear life on the bonnet of his car for almost two kilometres. Stating that the man who drove him around has been arrested, the police said the incident was the result of a road rage case when the victim had tried to stop the accused’s car after it hit his vehicle.
Earlier in February, in a major incident in the national capital, a 51-year-old foreign national was killed and three persons were critically injured after a speeding Bentley car hit an auto-rickshaw. The incident took place around 1.32 pm after which police reached the spot.
The incident happened in Vinay Marg in Chanakyapuri area of Delhi. The speeding luxury car was being driven by the 19-year-old nephew of business tycoon Ponty Chadha, Asees Singh Chadha, police confirmed.
In December 2018, in a fatal road rage case, a 22-year-old boy hailing from East Delhi's Mayur Vihar was shot after his motorcycle allegedly brushed past a car. The deceased boy was identified as Yogesh.
As per initial information, the deceased had gone to a store in Mayur Vihar Phase-1 area. As he was parking his bike, it touched the accused's i20 car. This led to a squabble and the accused sitting in the car shot him dead. The duo fled right after shooting the boy.