21-yr-old shot dead after altercation over parking
Yogesh had come to buy a bottle of water at the 24X7 store
New Delhi: A 21-year-old man was shot dead allegedly by two men after an altercation over his motorcycle grazing their car in East Delhi's Acharya Niketan area near Mayur Vihar Phase-1 on Sunday night, police said. According to the police, the accused, who were driving an i-20 car, fled the crime scene and are yet to be identified. The police have seized the CCTV footage in which the two men are seen.
Deputy commissioner of police (East) Pankaj Singh said the crime took place outside a 24×7 store where the man, identified by his first name Yogesh, had come to buy a water bottle with two of his friends on a motorcycle. Two men in the car had also come there to buy something. It is said that Yogesh had come to visit his brother who was admitted to a hospital and went to buy a water bottle at the shop. It was then the altercation took place while parking.
Police said Yogesh's bike touched the car while parking and an argument broke out between the two groups. The two men went inside the shop and the altercation started again when they came out. They accused Yogesh and his friends of breaking a glass of their car. "We were on a bike and the two men were inside the car. It started over parking but soon, one of them took out a pistol. I stepped back after that but they fired at Yogesh multiple rounds," said Yogesh's friend who accompanied him when the firing took place.
"During the scuffle, one of the two men pulled out a pistol and fired three to four bullets. Yogesh was hit by a couple of bullets and he collapsed. The assailants fled in their car," said a police officer, associated with the case.
Now, police are scanning the CCTV footage from nearby areas and trying to identify the accused with the help of their car.
Yogesh, a resident of Chilla Gaon was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead.
A case of murder has been registered at the Pandav Nagar police station.
"Efforts are on to identify and nab the accused. We are working on certain leads and have got them on CCTV but they still need to be identified. Our teams are working on the case," the DCP said.