Kanwariya held for vandalizing car in Delhi

New Delhi


Delhi Police on Thursday arrested a youth, who was part of the Kanwariyas, on the charges of vandalizing a car after it brushed one of them, police said.

The police identified the accused as Rahul, a resident of west Delhi's Uttam Nagar. "He was clearly seen in a CCTV camera footage on Tuesday while he and over 20 kanwariyas were damaging a car in west Delhi's Moti Nagar," Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijay Kumar said.

Police teams scanned over 20 CCTV footages installed in nearby shops. "Rahul was arrested and has confessed to his involvement in vandalism. He works as a labourer and was earlier arrested in a theft case," Kumar said.

"On the day of crime, one of the Kanwariyas got pushed by the vehicle, which resulted in heated arguments. One of occupants, a man and a woman, slapped a kanwariya, infuriating the entire group. They started damaging the car," the officer said.

The occupants of the car, he said, immediately left the spot and later refused to make a written complaint.

"On the basis of inquiries conducted by the police and the CCTV footage, a case has been registered," said Kumar, adding efforts are on to nab others.

A video clipping showing the pilgrims damaging the vehicle with sticks has gone viral on social media.- IANS