Video grabs from CCTV footage retrieved from the toll booth  |  Photo Credit: Representative Image
Gurugram: A toll booth employee stationed at the Gurugram-Manesar highway in Haryana was dragged on the bonnet of a car being driven by an unidentified person who did not wish to pay the toll tax. A video of the incident is being widely circulated across social media platforms. As per the latest reports, the identity of the driver is yet to be ascertained by the Gurugram police.
In the video, a Toyota Innova vehicle with yellow number plates can be seen trying to cut through the toll without paying the tax. When the toll booth employee attempts to stop the car by standing in front of it, the driver drags the employee on his car’s bonnet. Footage retrieved from closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed at the toll booth and along the highway show how the employee was dragged on the bonnet of the car for a few kilometres at high speed.
This is not the first time such an instance has come to light from the national capital region (NCR). In fact, one such horrific incident was recorded in Noida in November of last year when a private company employee was driven around on the roof of a car for over six kilometres near Sahibabad. Videos of the incident shot by bystanders showed the man clinging on to the roof of the Zen Estilo car while holding on to the front windows. A police case was later registered in this regard and the driver of the car was arrested and booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for an attempt to murder, rash driving, causing damage and hurt by the act of endangering life or personal safety of others.
A month later, a Delhi police constable posted with the PCR unit sustained serious injuries after being dragged for several metres by a car being driven by youngsters under the influence of alcohol. Reports at the time asserted that the accused were trying to flee after they were caught drinking near Punjabi Bagh. The accused were later identified as employees of a call centre and booked for endangering the life of constable Sandeep.