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Road rage behind youth stabbing: Police

Posted on Aug 28 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Aug 28 : A 19-year-old man was arrested Thursday for stabbing to death a teenager after the assailant's motorcycle grazed the victim triggering an argument, police said.

Raju Pandey, 18, bled to death in a hospital Tuesday evening, police said, adding that the attack in south Delhi's Ambedkar Nagar area was due to road rage.

Ashu Mulla, 19, was arrested from the area Wednesday night.

Police said Mulla was on his motorbike when his vehicle grazed Pandey and lead to an argument. "Mulla took out a knife and stabbed him (Pandey) several times and fled from the spot," a police officer said.

A video shot by a passerby showed Pandey lying in a pool of blood on the road while the policemen are talking to him instead of taking him to a hospital.

But police said the injured was immediately rushed to a hospital after they reached the spot.

Meanwhile, Pandey's mother alleged that the delay by policemen in rushing him to a hospital cost him his life.

Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi said an inquiry will be conducted into the alleged delay in police action.

"There was no delay in taking him to the hospital. We will also seek the video footage from the news channels and inquiry will be conducted," Bassi said.

Deputy Commissioner Police (PCR) Rajeev Ranjan Wednesday said the call was made at 6.33 p.m. and the PCR van reached within two minutes.

The policemen immediately took Pandey to a hospital, he added.

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