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Updated December 29th, 2023 at 15:19 IST

Cab driver killed in road rage in Delhi, 1 nabbed

The driver was rushed to Safdarjung Hospital, where he was declared brought dead, police said.

Manisha Roy
Delhi Police
Efforts are on to nab the other accused. (File photo) | Image:PTI
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New Delhi: In a case of road rage, three people, including a minor, allegedly stabbed a cab driver to death in the national capital. According to police, the cab driver of a Gurugram-based BPO was stabbed in the chest with a knife after he didn’t give them way to pass in a traffic jam in south Delhi's Mehrauli area. The minor was nabbed after identities of all the accused were established. 

"Manoj Kumar (34) worked as a cab driver for a Gurugram-based BPO. On Thursday evening, he picked up five BPO employees from the Malviya Nagar area and then one from Mehrauli. Later, the cab got stuck in a traffic jam in Mehrauli," reported news agency PTI quoting a senior police officer.

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"Around 8:40 pm, three boys on a scooter came from behind and started honking at Kumar, asking for space to move ahead. The cab driver was unable to make way for them as there was no room. Soon, a verbal spat ensued between the two sides. One of the scooter riders stabbed Kumar in the chest with a knife before fleeing from the spot with his accomplices," the police officer added.

The driver was rushed to Safdarjung Hospital, where he was declared brought dead, police said. The body has been sent for post-mortem examination, they added. A case of murder has been registered in the matter. Efforts are on to nab the other accused. More details are awaited.

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(With PTI inputs)

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Published December 29th, 2023 at 15:19 IST

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