Bus operator beaten to death in public

Gurgaon:A private bus operator was lynched in public by four persons including his cousin just 20 metres from a police booth near Delhi-Gurgaon Toll Plaza at busy IFFCO Chowk here.

Police said the assault, which took place yesterday evening, was the fall-out of a business rivalry between the 25-year-old victim, Amit Dabas, and his cousin Vinit.

A case was registered today by the Gurgaon police nearly 12 hours after the incident. The Gurgaon police delayed filing the FIR on account of an issue of jurisdiction of the spot with Delhi Police.

Police said the incident took place around 6 pm when Amit was going from Gurgaon to Delhi by a bus. As he reached IFFCO Chowk, Vinit and his three associates came in a car and dragged him out of the bus.

“After the attack, wounded Amit called Gurgaon police control room but no police team reached the spot for over 30 minutes. The helper of the bus took Amit to a hospital in Dwarka where doctors declared him dead on arrival,” said Harendra Dabas, brother of the victim.

Gurgaon police APRO and ACP Hawa Singh said Amit was a native of Ranikheda in Haryana while the accused were from Jakodakhedi village. There was business rivalry between Amit and Vinit as they were plying their buses on the same route from Gurgaon to Dabari in Delhi.

Police have registered a case of murder against the four accused and have formed three teams to nab them, Singh added.