The stretch where the incident took place is close to Terminal 3 of IGI airport.Several vehicles were passing by during the incident. A video of the man being dragged by the cab – which belonged to the victim – surfaced on social media on Wednesday morning, leading to widespread outrage. It has been shot by the occupants of another vehicle which was chasing the car. The victim was identified as Bijender Shah, who lived with his family in Surya Colony in Faridabad. He had bought the car in March with a loan. Police have invoked murder charges against the accused, said DCP (southwest) Manoj C.
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The two men have been identified as Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Mehraj, who are residents of Meerut and have a criminal record (15 cases), cops said. They boarded the cab at Saket, posing as passengers, and attacked Shah near Delhi Cantonment.
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He seems to have put up a stiff resistance, which eventually led to his death. The police had received a PCR call about the incident at 11.20 pm. The caller informed them that a body with injuries was lying near a service road of NH-8. When a team reached the spot, they found the victim’s clothes were torn and there were serious injuries on his head and hands and a lot of blood. The victim’s PAN card was found on the spot which helped the cops get in touch with his family.
The video shot by the occupants of another vehicle shows that the man was trapped at the gate of the driver’s seat and was dragged. The two men who recorded the clip were heard saying that the man being dragged was a driver and that he was dead. They were continuously honking to alert the driver of the car, perhaps unaware that these were criminals. The carjackers ended the chase by suddenly applying the brakes because of which the body got detached from the car.
During their inquiry, the police figured out that it was a case of carjacking and could imagine the scenario of the killers dragging the victim along when he resisted and refused to let go. The cabbie was robbed at gunpoint as well.
“After studying the footage from CCTV cameras along the way, we found that the accused had taken the car to Meerut,” said a source.
“Shah would usually leave home around 2 pm and return in the morning, between 3am and 4 am,” a family member said. They said Shah had called his wife at 7.30 pm and told her that he was picking up his first passenger. At 10.28 pm, his phone was switched off in the Delhi Cantt area. “His younger brother, Ranjit, who is in Bihar, received a call from police at 1.30 am asking him to come to hospital with the photograph of Shah,” said Rakesh, Shah’s brother. Ranjit informed Shah’s wife and the family started calling Shah on his phone. After one-and-a-half hours, they went to the police station.
The incident is a grim reminder of a similar incident in Kanjhawala on New Year’s Eve in which a woman was run over and dragged for several kilometres by a car.