Tanker driver beaten to death in road rage incident; 4 held as video recorded by him helps cops trace accused

Updated: Oct 4 2023 1:18PM

Palghar, Oct 4 (PTI) A 40-year-old driver of a tanker was allegedly beaten to death with sticks and an iron rod by four persons on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway in Maharashtra's Palghar district after his vehicle brushed past their car, an official said on Wednesday.

The incident occurred on October 1 morning, he said, adding that the victim, Ramkishore Badriprasad Kushwaha, had recorded the accused persons' act of beating him and damaging his vehicle on his mobile camera and sent the clip to his relative, which helped the police trace and arrest the four accused two days later.

"The victim, who resides in Nalasopara in Palghar, was transporting gas in the tanker to Gujarat. When the vehicle reached Maljipada in the district, it accidentally brushed past a car on the highway. Enraged over it, those travelling in the car stepped out and stopped the tanker. They started beating up its driver with sticks and an iron rod and also damaged his vehicle with stones," the official of Naigaon police station said.