Father of Delhi teen who shot Uber taxi driver dead, too was once arrested for murder


The news of two juveniles brutally murdering a taxi driver on Friday sent shockwave across India with the incident posing serious questions to law and order in the national capital.

Driver, Kuldeep Thakur, was murdered by two boys, aged 16 and 17, on Wednesday night in Delhi’s Najafgarh area allegedly because of an altercation.

Police said that Thakur and the two minor boys got into an argument after the victim objected to “taken around in circles.” They also exchanged words after the boys made fun of Mandi, the place from where Thakur hailed.

One of the boys shot Thakur twice with the bullets hitting him on his temple and in the neck.

Joint Commissioner of Police, southwestern range, Deependra Pathak told Indian Express, “Police recovered the car Thursday morning from an isolated place in Najafgarh. Police found bloodstains on the car seat… the vehicle had no number plate. The forensic examination team found the number plate from the boot of the car. Police informed Thakur’s family and approached the cab service concerned to obtain details of the bookings.”

The boy who shot Thakur dead was using his father’s pistol. His father too was once arrested for murder in the past.

The boys dumped Thakur’s body and his car in an isolated area, went to Tilak Nagar to have some snacks before booking another cab to return home.

Police said that boys had confessed to their crime.