Delhi: retired teacher dies of cardiac arrest while trying to stop carjacking offer

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Two people, including a minor, were arrested for allegedly stealing the car of a retired 65-year-old public school teacher in Rohini, who tried to stop them by hanging on to the door and was dragged down the road for a few yards before collapsing and dying of cardiac arrest.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini District) Pranav Tayal identified the accused as Kapil Tiwari (27) and a 17-year-old boy. Police said they left the car at Shahbad Dairy and fled.

“On December 23, we received a PCR call indicating that a man’s car had been broken into and he was found in an unconscious state. He was taken to BSA hospital where he was pronounced dead. The man was identified as Ramesh Chander Rana by his wife; she informed the police that her husband left the house in his WagonR around 2 pm, ”he said.

During the investigation, Tayal said he recorded a statement from eyewitness Akash Grover, who was nearby in his car at around 10:30 p.m.

“He told the police in his statement that at the KN Katju road in front of the G3S shopping center, he saw a WagonR driving at high speed and a person hanged on the driver’s side, who then fell on the road. The man called for help to catch the thieves as they walked away. He eventually lost consciousness, ”said the DCP.

A murder and theft FIR was recorded, he added.

Several teams formed and found the stolen car at Shahbad Dairy.

“Our teams scanned the images from 34 CCTV and received information on one of the accused on Saturday. A trap was set in Sector 11 of Rohini and he was arrested. He was on a stolen motorcycle and revealed he was involved in five cases of burglary and theft. The minor was apprehended on Friday and sent to an observation house, ”Tayal said.


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