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Businessman crushed to death after brawl over parking in Delhi

New Delhi: Following a brawl over parking, a 39-year-old businessman was crushed under the wheels of a car by two unidentified persons in west Delhi, police said on Thursday.

Police said the incident occurred on Wednesday evening at around 5.30 pm when the deceased, Tarun Gupta, got into a verbal duel with two persons as they parked their car in front of his restaurant in Rohini Sector 22.

“One of the accused persons went to purchase some articles from a nearby shop, while another one was seated inside the car. When Tarun Gupta asked one of them to park the car at the next shop, where they were doing the shopping, they instead started a heated argument,” a senior police officer said.

As some local shopkeepers started gathering at the spot, both the accused tried to flee. In the process, they first hit a bike from their car and then crushed Gupta under its wheels when he tried to stop the car, the officer added.

Gupta, a resident of Karala village of Rohini Sector 22 was rushed to a nearby private hospital where he was declared brought dead.

“We are examining the CCTV footage of the nearby shops to ascertain the identity of the accused persons who managed to flee the spot,” the police officer added.

Gupta was running his restaurant on the ground floor of his residence.