Man dies during robbery by auto driver, accomplice

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New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A 22-year-old man was fatally injured early on Friday when an auto-rickshaw driver and his accomplice threw him from the moving vehicle during a robbery, police said.

Victim Hafiz and his brother Nafiz, 20, hired the auto-rickshaw from near Akshardham temple in east Delhi for Badarpur border in south Delhi around 4 a.m.

After driving for around 500 metres, the driver took on board his accomplice, said Deputy Commissioner of Police Omvir Singh.

Nafiz said in his police complaint that the auto-rickshaw driver and his accomplice tried to rob them of their money and belongings at knife-point, which was resisted by Hafiz.

The accused threw Hafiz out. He was run over by the moving vehicle and died on the spot.

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Nafiz said the two accused then threw him out of the three-wheeler and escaped with their belongings.

“We are trying to identify the accused with the help of closed-circuit television footage from the area. Prima facie, a gang is involved in the crime,” the officer said.

The brothers hail from Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh and worked as labourers in Faridabad area of Haryana.

–IANS

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