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Delhi road rage: Minorities Commission seeks detailed report

SNS | New Delhi |

The Delhi Minorities Commission on Friday wrote to the Delhi Police chief seeking a detailed report into the murder of a 21-year-old student who was mowed down allegedly by an inebriated man for objecting to his smoking in public.

The commission has asked Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to submit a detailed report of the incident

The victim, Gurpreet Singh who was in coma since Sunday, succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the accused, Rohit Krishna Mahanta, a lawyer and reportedly the standing counsel of Assam government has been arrested. Initially, Mahanta was booked for rash driving, but murder charges were slapped against him later.

A native of Bathinda in Punjab, Gurpreet was pursuing a course from Delhi College of Photography and was staying with his classmate Maninder Singh at Shahbad Dairy. The duo was at the spot to shoot a documentary on the lives of outstation patients and their relatives.

As per Maninder, Mahanta was asked not to smoke near them as it was against their religious beliefs and an argument ensued. Sensing trouble, the two friends left the place on their motorcycle.

They barely rode 500 metres when a speeding Ford Fiesta rammed the two-wheeler from behind outside the AIIMS trauma centre.

According to Maninder, the car was being driven by Mahanta who had chased the duo and hit them intentionally.