18-year-old stabbed to death by taxi driver in Delhi
An 18-year-old teen was allegedly stabbed to death by a 31-year-old taxi driver following a scuffle between the two in southeast Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan, officials said on Tuesday, adding that the accused has been arrested.
According to the police, the cops received information about the incident that took place near the Sarai Kale Khan bus stand on Thursday, and a team was sent to the spot where they found out that there was a scuffle between some locals who lived in the nearby rain basera and a taxi driver.
A senior police official said that the victim, identified as 18-year-old Akash, along with three minors, were on their way home from Gurudwara Bangla Sahib on Thursday when one of the kids accidentally touched an unknown pedestrian, who started shouting and abusing the child.
Giving details, the official said the accused taxi driver, who was passing by, intervened in the quarrel and hit Akash with a wooden stick which he had allegedly taken out from the trunk of the car, following which the victim fell.
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Later, Akash’s sister learned about the incident and sent her brothers Vikas and Gaurav to the spot, who along with Akash and his three friends, engaged in another fight with the taxi driver during which the victim was stabbed by the accused.
He said the accused fled the scene afetr the incident and even left his taxi behind. Akash was rushed to the AIIMS Trauma Centre where doctors declared him brought dead.
Following the incident, a case was registered based on the complaint by the deceased boy’s sister, Mona, police said, adding that during investigation, the taxi’s owner, Ashwani Sharma, a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat district, was contacted.
Sharma told the police that he had rented his taxi to the accused, identified as Rupesh Kumar, a resident of Khoda Colony, Pragati Vihar.
The police then raided several known hangouts of the accused and arrested him.
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