Mumbai Crime: Cab driver beaten to death by motorists for overtaking

Feb 14, 2018, 13:01 IST | mid-day Online Correspondent

Police said that the incident occurred on Tuesday evening

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A 38-year-old cab driver was allegedly beaten to death by three unidentified motorcyclists at Govandi in the eastern suburbs here, police said. Officials informed that Salim Gulam Shaikh, a cab driver, had a quarrel with three unidentified persons on Ahilyabai Holkar road in Govandi after Shaikh's car allegedly brushed their motorcycle while overtaking it.

Police said that the incident occurred on Tuesday evening. In the ensuing altercation, Shaikh was beaten up, sustaining serious head injuries, and died during treatment at a local hospital, said Senior Police Inspector Dipak Pagare of Shivajinagar Police Station.

Pagare said that the three had fled the scene and a search was on for them by scouring CCTV images of the area. A case of murder had been registered, he added.

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