The entire brazen episode was captured by the co-passenger from inside the car. The traffic cop, who has been identified as one Sunil, was injured in the incident. (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Delhi’s infamous road rage made headlines on Monday after a viral video showed a traffic rule violator driving his car even as a police constable clings on his car’s bonnet. Reports suggest that the accused drove his car for nearly two km. The incident took place in Delhi’s Nangloi area. A report by The Hindustan Times suggest that the incident took place last year, however, the video went viral only on Sunday. The entire brazen episode was captured by the co-passenger from inside the car. The traffic cop, who has been identified as one Sunil, was injured in the incident. An IANS report says that the police department has ordered a probe after the video went viral and the cops are trying nab the rowdy driver.
In the video, when the traffic cop asks the driver to stop the car and show his papers, the accused accelerated his car and tried to feel from the spot. To stop him, the traffic police constable jumps on the bonnet. But that doesn’t deter the accused to stop his car. Instead, he accelerates further. After much ‘roko, roko’ by the cop, the driver stops the car. The moment the cop got off from the car, the accused sped away from the site.
Worst thing I saw today pic.twitter.com/bDLkfxACal— desi mojito (@desimojito) February 2, 2020
Twitter is outraged over the incident. Many are calling out Delhi’s privileged class that doesn’t seem to have any regard from the rules.
Video has been made from inside the car. Give these daredevils a trip to the prison. He has endangered life of a person with intention. He needs to be dealt strictly.— Risha (@devrisha) February 2, 2020
Its madness. Would be shot down at the beginning of 5 seconds in the US.— Dev (@OnlyPrions) February 2, 2020
Punish the culprit, cancel driving licence @DelhiPolice— Sreevidhya INDIA ðŸ‡®ðŸ‡³ (@Sreevid40079305) February 2, 2020
‘Tu janta nahi mera baap’ type— CDS (@positivelyhapy) February 2, 2020
Attempt to murder ka case hona chahiye ispe— Tanvi Narula ðŸ‡®ðŸ‡³ (@tanvinarula6) February 2, 2020
Delhi has become the road rage capital of India. According to the 2015 records of Delhi Police, a total of 93 cases of road rage were registered from January to 30 November. While 53 such incidents were registered in 2013, the cases involving motorists in violent acts were 49 in 2012. The number of registered road rage cases stood at 34 and at 36 in 2010. These are reported cases only; for every such case there are several which go unreported. A survey conducted by the Delhi Traffic Police had said that the city is witnessing a rise in road rage cases because of the “worsening behaviour” of motorists on roads. It says aggressive driving accounted for 25 per cent of such cases, while continuous flashing of headlights accounted for 27 per cent, persistent honking 25 per cent and verbal insults and rude gestures accounted for 23 per cent.