A 23-year-old taxi driver, working for cab aggregator Uber, was allegedly stabbed to death near the Senior Superintendent Of Police(SSP) office on Sunday night in a suspected case of road rage, police said.
The deceased, Gaurav Chauhan,was driving a Hyundai Accent cab, owned by a retired army personnel’s daughter, when the incident occurred. The police, however, said personal enmity can be a motive behind the incident .
Chauhan (22), a native of a village in Bulandshahr, was killed on Sunday night when he, along with his two cousins, was returning to Noida from Delhi after attending a marriage celebration.
Near HotelCrowne Plaza in Delhi’s Mayur Vihar, another cab driver was trying to overtake, but Gaurav did not give way. At around mid night, when they reached Noida near SSP office, Gaurav’s vehicle was hit by the cab behind, which led to an argument between him and the other driver.
While Gaurav was arguing with the driver, three men on motorbike hit him with a sharp-edged object and also broke the window panes of his cab.
Gaurav was critically injured and was taken to Bhardwaj hospital and referred to Kailash hospital, where the doctors declared him brought dead.
Gaurav’s brother Satvir has lodged an FIR against unknown cab driver and three men on bike.
The Sector 20 police has launched a manhunt to trace the accused with the help of CCTV footage.