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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