24-yr-old shot dead over minor scuffle in Burari
NEW DELHI: A 24-year-old law student was shot dead in Burari area after he reportedly had an argument in Burari area of North Delhi.
Police said they have not made any arrests yet, but have vital clues based on which they are working.
According to police sources, the incident came to light on Thursday around 11.45 pm, when Burari police station received a PCR call.
The caller told police that an incident had taken place on the Nala (sewer) road near Hardev Nagar, in Burari Phase-III, and a person had been shot.
Immediately, a police team was sent to the spot and the victim, identified as Ashish Bhardwaj from West Champaran in Bihar, was found dead by cops.
During inquiry, police found out that on Thursday night, Bhardwaj was taking a stroll with his friends Himanshu and Anand, when a man on the motorcycle passed by them.
The man, reportedly drunk, questioned the three young men what they were at such a late time and began arguing with them. The argument soon turned into a scuffle, as the trio reportedly manhandled the motorist.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Jatin Narwal stated that the after three youth pulled the man off his bike, he retaliated by taking out his firearm and fired it at Bhardwaj.
Taken aback by the gunshot, Himanshu and Anand could do nothing, giving the accused a chance to flee the spot.
Police said that Bhardwaj had been studying an integrated law course at NLU, Gurugram and living in a rented apartment in Hardev Nagar. His friends Anand and Himanshu are preparing for the civil services examination.
"A bike rider who came from the opposite side stopped his vehicle and started arguing with the three youth. He was allegedly drunk and carrying gun. The accused allegedly told the youth that they were spoiling the place bad and committing crimes in the area. When Ashish retaliated, the accused took out his gun and shot him in the neck," a police source said.
Based on the clues about the accused received by police, raids are being conducted.