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Cab driver had seatbelt on when he got dragged: Police

A day after a cab driver was killed after being dragged under his own car near the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport by two carjackers, Delhi Police Thursday said the accused pushed the victim multiple times since he was wearing a seatbelt and was stuck between the seat and the ground. They later removed the seatbelt to dislodge the body of the 43-year-old, said sources.

Investigation has revealed that the duo booked Shah’s cab from Saket Select Citywalk Mall on Tuesday night. The accused were planning to use the stolen car to pose as cab drivers and rob more people near the airport after luring them into the vehicle but fled the city after the cab driver died on National Highway 48, police said.

Interrogation in the case revealed that the victim, Bijender Shah, fell under his car because the accused pushed him in the middle of the road while he was wearing a seat belt. As he fell, the police said, he got stuck because of the seat belt and was later pushed to the ground. On Wednesday night, the police arrested two men, identified as Mehraj Salmani, 33, and Asif Anwar, 24, from Meerut and booked them for murder. Police said they were being brought to Delhi. Salmani has over six criminal cases against him, and Asif nine. These include theft and armed robbery.

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