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Man held in connection with Kanwariyas' vandalism in Moti Nagar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A day after the Police registered a case against unidentified persons after a group of Kanwariyas vandalised a car in west Delhi, vexed by the allegedly hitting one of them, a 26-year-old man was arrested in the matter.

The incident took place on Tuesday on a stretch of busy road near Moti Nagar metro station causing a traffic snarl and forcing some of the commuters to take a detour.

The accused, Rahul Billa, was identified through a CCTV footage and was later arrested. is a resident of Uttam Nagar and has been previously involved in thefts, the police said.

A being driven by a woman, who was with a male friend, allegedly hit a Kanwariya.

A heated argument ensued between the two sides and it was alleged that one of Kanwariyas was slapped by the male occupant of the car. Following this, the Kanwariyas damaged the vehicle with sticks.

A video of the incident, captured by a CCTV camera installed at a nearby shop, showed the Kanwariyas breaking the car's windshields, windows and headlights with sticks and rods even as a tried hard to stop them.

The rampage came to a halt only after the unidentified people had overturned the car in the middle of the road.

The couple fled the scene fearing for their lives and refused to give any complaint in writing, police had said.

On the basis of enquiries conducted by the police and available CCTV footage, a case was registered and the accused was identified.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 21:00 IST