Delhi road rage: Youth accused of slapping elderly woman arrested

Last Updated: Monday, August 24, 2009 - 14:28

New Delhi: A 22-year-old man was arrested
in the city for allegedly slapping an elderly woman and
dragging her after she advised him to drive cautiously, police
said on Monday.

The arrested youth has been identified as Ashu, who
works in a security company in Gurgaon and resides in
Peeragarhi, a senior police official said. He was caught from
his residence.

Ashu allegedly slapped and dragged 57-year-old Kiran
Anand, who is reportedly suffering from cancer, on Saturday
evening in Paschim Vihar.

She was riding pillion with daughter Anisha on a
two-wheeler when Ashu`s speeding car suddenly stopped near
them at a traffic signal in Paschim Vihar.

Kiran advised the youth not to drive rashly and that
such an act would land him in trouble as well endanger lives
of others. Enraged at this, Ashu got out of his car and
allegedly slapped Kiran before dragging her for some distance.

"Ashu held her by neck and dragged her for about 20
metres. She has suffered head and elbow injuries," the
official said. She was discharged from hospital yesterday.

The arrest came after police tracked down Ashu whose
car number was noted by Anisha.

Ashu`s car has also been impounded.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, August 24, 2009 - 14:28

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