New Delhi, Apr 7: A day after the road rage incident, in which five occupants of a car beat a man to death, a shocking information came to light.
In a telephonic conversation to OneIndia, Anjum, former AAP candidate from Matia Mahal constituency, alleged all the accused, involved in killing of Shahnawaz, campaigned for the party during the recently concluded Delhi assembly election. [Massive protest in Delhi following man's death in road rage case]
"There are several AAP banners hanging in the area that carry images of some of the accused, all hailing from the same family. Even deceased's (Shahnawaz) son has identified the assailants from AAP banners hung in the area.
"They are all builder mafia and several criminal cases are registered against them in the local police stations. A building collapsed in Chandni Mahal in December last year was constructed by them. They are being shielded by AAP MLA," said Anjum, who contested from BJP after he was denied ticket from AAP, this year.
Anjum also claimed that there is no fear of law in the accused as they are involved in hooliganism in the area. He has demanded that all those involved in the crime must be brought to justice to restore law of the land.
Shahnawaz (38) was beaten to death by a group of men in front his children after their vehicles collided in central Delhi's Turkman gate area on Sunday night around 11:30 PM. The family was returning home from a wedding on his motorcycle along with his two children Fahad (13) and Kaif (9).
As they reached Turkman gate, the bike hit an i-20 car, which had 5 occupants, police said.
An argument ensued between the occupants of the car and the motorcyclist which soon took an ugly turn with Shahnawaz beaten up badly. He was later taken to the nearest hospital where he was declared dead, police said.
"The case is of road rage but personal enmity is being probed. One of the accused, Waseem (24), has been arrested. All of them have been identified and are locals of the same area. Allegations of locals against police are also being 'looked at'," said Delhi top cop BS Bassi. [AAP-Khaas Aadmi Party? Congress attacks Kejriwal for putting up 'VVIP hoarding']
Both the children, who were witness to the incident, are said to be in a state of shock. The victim owned an electronics shop at Mata Sundari Road and is survived by his wife and another daughter named Talbia (5).
Soon after the incident, tension prevailed in the area as locals protested alleged police inaction. Protests during the day resulted in traffic jam in Central Delhi from LNJP to Turkman Gate. Heavy police deployment was made in the area and some people have been detained.
Meanwhile on Tuesday, the family of the deceased demanded a compensation of Rs 50 lakh from the government.