Man driven around on car’s roof for 6km on Ghaziabad roads
GHAZIABAD: A purchase manager of a Gurugram export house had a close shave when he was allegedly driven around on the roof of a car for around six-seven kilometres near Sahibabad on Thursday evening. Stating that the man who drove him around has been arrested, the police said the incident was the repercussion of a road rage case, wherein the victim had tried to stop the accused’s car after it hit his car.
The incident was captured on mobile phones by onlookers who chased the Zen Estilo car the accused was driving with the victim – 35-year-old Rajesh Diwan who is a resident of Pitampura in Delhi — clinging on to the roof of the car while holding on to the front windows.
Police said the accused, Bhuwan Kumar Sharma (30), works as a legal practitioner and is a resident of Raj Nagar Extension.
According to Diwan, the incident took place around 7pm on Thursday. Recalling his neardeath experience, he claimed, “I had come to Ghaziabad to meet a friend and was waiting at a traffic signal in Sahibabad.
The accused arrived in his car and banged my Swift Dzire from the rear.
The accused started to reverse and flee. When I came out of the car and tried to stop him, he abused me and fled. I then decided to give chase, and soon, near Raj Nagar Extension, I overtook his car.”
Diwan said the scuffle turned ugly when he stood in front of Sharma’s car and asked him to stop.
“Instead, Sharma accelerated and tried to mow me down. I climbed to the bonnet of his car but he continued to drive forward. In order to save myself, I climbed on to the roof of his car where I lay holding the windows. But he kept driving at a speed of 80kmph and above. I started shouting, hoping he may stop and also firmed up my grip on the upper panel of the door.
He drove around vacant roads in the vicinity and commuters on motorcycles and cars chased us to have a look,” Diwan claimed.