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Delhi: Auto rickshaw driver stabbed for asking extra fare, dies


A 26-year-old auto rickshaw driver was murdered in the heart of the national capital on Sunday late night, after a quarrel over charging extra fare and carrying an additional passenger. The passenger allegedly stabbed the driver with a knife in Connaught Place. Police have arrested three people.

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Briefing more about the incident, police said that they were informed by the passers-by after noticing the auto driver bleeding. Identified as Jahangir Alam, the driver told the police that he was stabbed by a passenger. Soon after the information, police reached the spot and took Alam to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, about 2 km away. However, he died during treatment.

Police recovered a blood-stained knife from the spot, reports NDTV. Passer-by who informed police said, “He was bleeding. He was not able to speak. We got scared and asked him what happened. He fell on the ground. He said a passenger stabbed him but he didn’t who the person was.” The passer-by — Ratan Singh Chauhan — is resident of Gujarat who was visiting Delhi.

Based on the eye-witness statement, police said that the main accused was caught by the public near Connaught Place and other two were arrested from Dakshin Puri area. Police are investigating the case.

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