Airline pilot crushes man in Delhi’s Khan Market in road rage

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

NEW DELHI - A slight scratch to his car drove an airline pilot to towering rage, making him drive his car over the offending driver four times in the upscale Khan Market in south Delhi Tuesday afternoon when thousands of shoppers were present.

The incident took place outside Axis Bank in Khan Market at 1.50 p.m., police said.

Rajiv Jolly, a resident of Dwarka, manager of the Amici restaurant in Khan Market, was driving a Hyundai which slightly grazed a Ford Ikon being driven by Vikas Aggarwal, a pilot with a private airline.

According to police, Rajiv was driving out of the market while Vikas Agarwal was driving into the market when their cars grazed.

“Rajiv, a restaurant manager, stepped outside his car and approached Vikas Agarwal and started giving his explanation, which soon turned into an argument,” a police officer said.

“Enraged at Rajiv standing in front of his car, Agarwal hit him once and then repeatedly crushed him under his wheels around four times,” the officer said.

A police team arrived on the spot and apprehended Agarwal.

Rajiv was rushed to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Khan Market is one of the oldest and most fashionable markets in the capital, with lots of upscale shops and restaurants, and frequented by hundreds of foreigners every day.

–Indo-Asian New Service

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