Capital rage: Airlines pilot crushes man in Delhi’s Khan Market (Second Lead)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

NEW DELHI - A slight collision between their cars and a heated argument led an airline pilot to mow down the other driver 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, 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 witnesses, Jolly was driving out of the market and Aggarwal was entering the market when the latter’s car grazed his Hyundai.

An angry Jolly alighted and entered into an argument with Aggarwal. He grabbed Aggarwal’s collar while he was still seated inside the car and slapped him.

Aggarwal, in his attempt to escape, moved the car, hitting Jolly. He nervously tried to reverse and turn the car, but ended up crushing the restaurant manager even more under the wheels. According to police, Aggarwal tried four times to reverse and turn, and each time crushed the man even more.

A police team arrived on the spot and apprehended Aggarwal.

Jolly 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 high-end shops and restaurants, and frequented by lot of foreigners every day. It is said to have be the most expensive commercial real estate in the city.

With a bright sun coming out in the city after days of cloudy and bitterly cold weather, the market was thronged by shoppers and packed with cars.

–Indo-Asian New Service

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