Road Rage


One person was injured by a black sedan that rammed into pedestrians near the Old Gupta Colony in North Campus.

A speeding car ran over a crowd in Old Gupta Colony area in North Delhi on Sunday. The incident took place around 9 p.m. According to a source, a young man who was driving the car was harassing a woman. A group of people tried to stop the car and get him out, but he rammed the car into the crowd and fled.

A video recording the incident has been going viral on social media. It records the terrifying moment when the black sedan drove into a group of people. The car went a little ahead, and then reversed, hitting more people from the crowd. A few people also tried to stop the car by jumping over it. But the driver managed to flee.

An eye witness of the incident told DU Beat, “Around 9 p.m. in the night, I was walking towards Old Gupta Colony Chowk where I saw some guys slapping another guy and asking ‘teri himmat kaise hui haath lagane ki’ (How dare you touch her). Crowd had gathered there and I could infer that the guy had harassed a woman on the main road. I kept walking towards the market when I saw that the guy who was slapped had entered in his car, which was destroyed by the people with steel dustbins and other things. The car then went backward hitting some people and then it went forward in full speed.”

One man has been seriously injured in the incident. The victim, named Kamal Arora, has reportedly been admitted to a hospital nearby, and has a fractured leg. He has filed a case against the driver and he told police that there were two men inside the car.

“A case under Sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) and 337 (causing hurt by endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at Model Town police station on the statement of the injured person,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) Vijayanta Arya, as quoted by PTI.

The driver has not been identified yet. The police have been examining CCTV footage of the nearby areas in order to identify and arrest him.

Old Gupta Colony is a hub of PG accommodations for students of the varsity. This absurd breach of security poses serious questions at the security of college students in the campus.

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Priya Chauhan

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Another case of road rage has rocked the University campus. According to a Times of India report, a Delhi University student was roughed up by two men, when he complained to them about their wrongly parked vehicle. The incident unfolded near Bungalow road on 21st July when the victim was heading back to his hostel with a friend. He was on a scooter when he saw a car parked in the middle of the road with the owner standing on the other side. The victim, who is a resident of Jubilee Hall, walked upto the car owner and asked him to move his car in order to clear the traffic which was built up due to the wrongly parked vehicle. This allegedly enraged the accused who then trashed the victim in front of several people who remained mute spectators to the event.

The victim even accused the persons of trying to run him over twice. The victim was also threatened by the accused not to register a complaint regarding the incident. In a copy of the FIR, which is available with this newspaper the accused was reported threatening the victims with words like  “tera university mein rehna mushkil kardenge, hum chandrawal ke gaali no.7 ke rehne waale hein”  and “beta agar police ke pass gaya toh  tu mara jayega”. The accused fled from the spot as people started building up around.

The victim was taken to Bara Hindu Rao hospital from where a PCR call was made and his family members were informed. The police officials informed that a case has been registered and teams were formed to identify the accused. The accused duo have been arrested, while one of them is a DU student the other one works in a private firm. Speaking to DU beat on condition of anonymity a senior police official informed that the investigation in on and further information would be revealed after investigation is over.

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Sandeep Samal

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