Driver robbed, shot dead in Noida

November 22nd, 2008 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Noida, Nov 22 (IANS) A 26-year-old driver was shot dead and robbed of his company car by unidentified assailants early Saturday, police said. “Kailash Mehta, a driver with a private firm in Delhi was returning to New Friends Colony after dropping the company’s employees at Noida at about 12.45 a.m. Saturday, when he was intercepted by a group of assailants near the sector 37 crossing,” Station Officer of the sector 37 police station Anil Samania said.

“The assailants stopped the car and threatened him with a pistol. When he resisted, they shot him twice and took away the Hyundai Santro car he was driving,” Samania said.

The police was informed about the incident by a passerby. Mehta was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The body has been sent for an autopsy. Mehta, a resident of Faridabad, is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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