A Delhi based Uber Cab driver Kuldeep Thakur was shot dead by two minors on April 8, 2016.
Thakur, 51, was shot three times following an altercation that had resulted from a trivial banter over the name of the native place which Kuldeep belonged to.
According to reports
, Thakur was shot in west Delhi’s Mundka area and then his body was dumped in a nearby field.
The two boys then decided to drive back to their village in the same cab, but panicked when they reached Najafgarh and saw a police van there.
They then dumped the vehicle in an isolated place, took its registration plates out, and went to a local market in nearby Tilak Nagar. They had some snacks there while they waited and then booked another cab back home. The teenagers, who are both students of Class 11 at a private school, have been detained after police traced them using the mobile phone call details they entered at the time of booking the first cab.
Thakur hailed from Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, and was driving in Delhi so as to save money for his elder daughter’s wedding later this year.
Police have registered a case of murder, destroying of evidence, and other charges under sections of the arms act. They will now write to the juvenile justice board to let the teens face trial as adults.
The revolver used in the crime is said to belong to the father of one of boys, who too has a murder case pending against him and is a local criminal in Najafgarh. At present the father is on the run and police are trying to trace him as well as the revolver. In the past many criminal cases involving 15 and 17 year olds have made news
. The issue of them getting off lightly
due to their age has also become a topic of debate.