A 32-year-old Outer Delhi-based scrap dealer was shot dead by two assailants on a Scooty near Inderlok Metro Station in North Delhi on Saturday. Police said the man was taking his friend’s family back home when the shooting took place. The incident comes just two days after two contractors were shot dead in Central Delhi’s Rajender Nagar.
Police identified the dead man as Sundar Chauhan. His elder brother was also shot dead by his associates in 2009 just outside his home, police said. Police said Chauhan was a witness in his brother’s murder.
DCP (North) Madhur Verma said Chauhan had left his home on Saturday morning without informing his family. “The incident took place around 2.10 pm. Chauhan was driving back in his i-20 after attending the court hearing of his friend Golu at Tis Hazari court. Golu’s family was in the car at the time of the incident,” the DCP said.
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According to eye-witness accounts, Chauhan stopped his car at the Inderlok Metro station signal. The Scooty halted in front of the car. “The assailants got off the two-wheeler and fired shots in the air. They had covered their faces with handkerchiefs. They shot Chauhan through the window on the driver’s side. The bullet hit him in the head. They then pumped at least half-a-dozen bullets into him before fleeing,” a police officer said.”
Golu’s wife, who was sitting with her child on the front seat, suffered minor injuries when the window on the driver’s side shattered.
Police said a passerby immediately called PCR. Chauhan was rushed to Bara Hindu Rao hospital where he was declared brought dead.
“He received five to six bullets in his abdomen, head and other parts of the body and died on the spot. The attackers fired only at him. Everybody else in the car escaped unhurt,” Verma said.
The body has been sent for an autopsy and police are probing the court case and the people who might have wanted Chauhan dead.