Updated: January 29, 2022 1:30:52 am
An associate of jailed gangster Neeraj Bawana was shot dead by three armed assailants, who fired at him 18 times, in Outer-North district’s Alipur area on Thursday night.
Preliminary investigation by police revealed that the gang members of slain gangster Jitender Gogi were allegedly behind the murder. Police also found that the day of the incident fell on Gogi’s birthday — January 27.
DCP (Outer-North district) Brijendra Kumar Yadav said, “Three PCR calls were received around 10.44 pm on Thursday night that unknown persons have shot a man. The deceased, identified as Pramod Kumar (38), a resident of Hiranki Village, was taken to Max hospital in Haidarpur where he was declared dead on arrival. We found 9 empty cartridges at the crime scene.”
“The body was sent to the mortuary for a post-mortem. Pramod was involved in an attempt to murder and Arms Act cases. He was also involved in the escape of gangster Amit Bhura from police custody and was earlier arrested by the Special Cell as well,” DCP Yadav said.
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Police said CCTV footage showed the three assailants, who were on a bike, stopping the victim, who was walking outside his home along with his friend. “They executed the crime with the intention to kill the victim and did not harm his friend. After killing him, they fled,” an officer said.
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