Delhi based Sikh youth mowed down after he objected to smoking

A Sikh youth in Delhi was mowed down merely because he protested against smoking in public. The accused motorist carried out the crime near the AIIMS flyover.The deceased, who has been identified as 21-year-old Gurpreet Singh, died on Wednesday owing to multiple serious injuries on the head.The motorist also rammed into the Gurpreet’s friend, who has been bound to a wheelchair after a surgery on his leg. The incident took place on Sunday. Gurpreet — a photography student — and his friend Maninder Singh had gone to an area near AIIMS in order to decide the location for a documentary film on people who live on the footpath. The duo later stopped by a parantha shop near Safdarjung Enclave to grab some food. It was here that they had a confrontation with the accused, one Rohit Kumar Mahanta, who was reportedly drunk.

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