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Auto-rickshaw driver kills passenger for Rs 50 in Delhi

New Delhi An auto-rickshaw driver in New Delhi stabbed a passenger to death who accused him of trying to extort an additional fare of Rs 50, police said on Wednesday. The accused is on the run.

"Izahar was stabbed five times in the abdomen and chest by the auto-rickshaw driver in (west Delhi's) Punjabi Bagh on Monday," Additional Commissioner of Police V. Renganathan told IANS.

Izahar, 25, and his friend Subhan Khan, both rubber factory workers, were travelling in the auto-rickshaw when the driver asked them to pay an additional Rs 50 fare, police said.

"When Izahar refused to give the money, the diver stabbed him," said a police officer.

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