New Delhi, June 6 -- A Honda City car, being driven rashly, ploughed through the narrow and crowded streets of east Delhi's Khureji Khas on Wednesday morning, just minutes after hundreds of Muslims had dispersed after taking part in the Eid namaaz outside two mosques in the neighbourhood, police said.

Residents said at least six people sustained injuries, either while trying to evade the car or chasing it, prompting thick rumours of a "terror attack" and "communal conspiracy". CCTV footage showed that a four-year-old boy had a narrow escape as he was whisked away a second before the car sped by.

Refuting these rumours, Alok Kumar, joint commissioner of police (eastern range), said the incident was neither a terror attack nor communal in n...