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Autorickshaw driver stabbed to death following dispute over charging extra fare: Police

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A 26-year-old autorickshaw was stabbed to death allegedly by his passengers over charging extra fare at night and carrying an additional passenger at Connaught Place here, police said Monday.

The deceased was identified as Jahangir Alam, a resident of Jamia, they added.

The incident took place on Sunday.

At about 11.30 pm on Sunday, a patrolling police team spotted an injured Alam near a restaurant at KG Marg, the police said.

Alam was rushed to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, where he died during treatment, a senior police said.

Meanwhile, the station was informed that a man, who had allegedly stabbed the auto driver, was apprehended by the public at Balwant Rai Mehta Lane, said, adding that a blood-stained knife was also recovered from the possession of the man, a resident of Dakshin Puri.

During interrogation, the police learnt that four men had hired the auto from Khanpur to go to Connaught Place. On the way, a dispute erupted between the and the passengers over the former charging a higher fare at night and carrying an extra passenger, which led to the stabbing of the auto driver, said.

Subsequently, two more accused, both residents of Dakshin Puri, were also arrested, of said.

The police are yet to ascertain the age of the accused and are verifying if they are juveniles. Further investigation is underway.

According to data, 62 of the 337 killings (18.39 per cent) reported in the national capital till September 15 this year were triggered by sudden provocation over trivial issues.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 12:45 IST