Delhi: Murders Over Petty Issues on Rise

On Monday night, a 34-year-old businessman was shot dead following a quarrel after his car collided with a scooter in Shahdara's Geeta Colony area.
Delhi: Murders Over Petty Issues on Rise

Within 24 hours, the national capital has witnessed two road rage incidents. Murders following fights trivial issues and sudden provocations are on a rise.

In almost 20.59 percent murder cases that took place this year, the motive behind the killing is found to be a sudden provocation or trivial issues. Around 39.36 percent murder took place due to enmity or dispute whereas, in 10.3 percent of cases, the murder took place due to passion related issues and in 11.44 percent of cases, the reason of murder was found to be crime related.

On Monday night, a 34-year-old businessman was shot dead following a quarrel after his car collided with a scooter in Shahdara's Geeta Colony area. The deceased has been identified as Sushil Chauhan, a resident of North East Delhi.

"Their car collided with a scooter while taking a turn," a senior police officer said. An argument erupted between them after which the scooter rider opened fire at Chauhan.

In another incident, a 21-year-old man was shot dead allegedly by two men following an altercation after the car's door touched him in East Delhi's Mayur Vihar Phase-1 on Monday. This year, till Nov around 459 murder cases were reported at various police stations in Delhi. "Till mid-November Delhi police managed to solve 370 murder cases and have arrested 851 killers," police said.

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