A 34-year-old man was shot dead by unidentified assailants in front of his children and younger brother, after he intervened and asked some people not to fight near his home. The incident was reported from West Delhi’s Nihal Vihar area.
Police said their preliminary investigation revealed that the incident occurred on Monday night. “Around 10.20 pm, the victim, Suresh Singh, was returning along with his sons and brother. They had gone to drop his mother and wife at Nangloi railway station. Near his house, Singh saw some people screaming and abusing each other,” said a source in the police.
Police said Singh intervened and asked the men not to fight. “Enraged by his intervention, the assailants asked him to leave the spot. When Singh requested them once again, one of them opened fire and shot him twice,” said the source, adding that the assailants then fled the spot.
Singh’s brother made a call to the Police Control Room (PCR) and informed police about the incident. “After receiving the PCR call, local police rushed to the spot and took Singh to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. On the basis of the brother’s complaint, a case of murder was later registered at Nihal Vihar police station,” said a senior police officer.
After registering the case, police have prepared sketches of two assailants with the help of the children and the brother.
“Police have also detained 50 local criminals who were present in the area at the time of incident and are questioning them to get some leads,” said a police officer.