Russian Diplomat Rams Two Bikers, Assaults Cop During Drunken Rampage In India


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A diplomat at the Russian Embassy in New Delhi had a few drinks too many Tuesday night and went on a rampage in the Indian capital.

The diplomat, who remains unnamed in reports so far, first rear-ended a motorcycle in a hit-and-run, leaving two people injured.

“He was so intoxicated he could not control the car and he was practically unconscious,” one of the injured bikers said. “He was driving really fast and was unable to stop.”

But the rampage had just begun. When the diplomat refused to pull over for police, a barricade was put up in the middle of the road, into which the diplomat unhesitatingly careened. When an officer walked over to talk to the man, caught in the mess he had turned into his car, the Russian man started punching him in the face from his seat, before making “obscene gestures” to police and media at the scene.

Since the man enjoys diplomatic immunity under the Vienna Convention, police had to let the man go and he can not face any charges unless the Russian Embassy agrees to forfeit his diplomacy status.

Sources within the Russian Embassy explained away his behavior, telling India Today that the man “was under some stress.”

Despite having sustained some injuries from the crash, the man went straight home to continue serving Mother Russia in foreign affairs.

“He made a phone call … after some time, another person came to the spot and escorted the diplomat back to his residence … he did not seek any medical assistance,” an officer told The Indian Express.

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