Delhi Police suspect that the murder of Vipin Chaudhary, one of the prime witnesses in the murder of former MLA Bharat Singh, was carried out by contract killers, said sources.
Vipin was shot dead by five unidentified assailants near Japanese Park in outer Delhi’s Rohini area Tuesday evening. He was hit by six bullets which were fired from a close range, said the police.
Though Vipin had been assigned a personal security officer (PSO), the latter was not present at the time of the attack. The murder seemed to be the handiwork of hitmen or contract killers, said sources.
Police believe that the murder was planned by gangster Neeraj Bawana and Udaiveer Kalee, the prime suspect in the murder of Singh, said sources. Kalee had been arrested in connection with Singh’s murder from Nazafgarh area on March 29.
According to sources, Bharat and his brother Krishan Pehalwan were embroiled in a feud with Kalee.
Bawana and Kalee, who are both lodged in Tihar jail, allegedly planned the murder of Vipin, said sources.
The feud began in 2002 when Kalee’s father Surajmal and his uncle Sukhbir Singh were killed in Sonipat, Haryana.
Vipin used to work as a driver for Bharat Singh and he was reportedly very close to Pehalwan’s family. After Singh’s death, he started working as a driver for Pehalwan.