New Delhi: Two minors have been apprehended for the murder of an Uber cab driver identified as Kuldeep Thakur, in west Delhi, a senior police officer said on Friday.
Police was informed about the crime after Thankur's body was found dumped in a field in Mundaka on Friday morning. The minors were apprehended within hours.
"The two minors hired the cab from Najafgarh in west Delhi for Mundaka around 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday. On the way, a heated argument ensued between them and the driver, over some issue. After this, they fatally shot him in the head," Deputy Commissioner of Police Pushpendra Kumar told IANS.
"The minors dumped the body in a nearby secluded field and left the car at some other place before fleeing," the officer said.
According to an NDTV report, the minors were identified by accessing Uber's data.
Kuldeep, 51, was a resident of Khanpur of south Delhi.
According to Kumar, the minors shot Kuldeep when he abused them during an argument. He added that the cause of the argument was unclear.
The DCP said police did not find any previous criminal record of the minors.
"We are trying to find out how and from where the minors got the firearm used in the crime," he said.
First Published On : Apr 8, 2016 17:41 IST