Ex Gurugram journalist shot dead in broad day light
A former journalist, who was working with a local news channel, was brutally murdered in broad day light in the busy roads of Gurugram late Friday afternoon.
The deceased, identified as Surender Singh Rana, 33, succumbed to his injuries after five gunshots were pumped into his body.
He was immediately rushed to a government hospital where he was declared dead.
The incident occurred at around 2 pm near a liquor vending unit at Jharsa road during the busy rush hour but also at a place that adjoins NH-8 and is few kilometres away from the Commissioner's office situated in Civil Lines.
The board of public doctors are carrying out post mortem of Rana's body.
The reason for killing Rana has still not been ascertained by the police. Initially, it was believed that Rana was killed in a the incident of road rage.
However, in the evening, his wife lodged a formal complaint against four suspects that also involves one woman involved in killing her husband. The case has been registered at the Civil Lines police station under Sections 302 (murder), 34 (murderous act committed by several person) of the IPC and 25-54-59 of the arms act.
According to police, the fomer journalist had come to Jharsa road for some work. As he was approaching towards his SUV, a group of people in Hyundai Santro came towards him, hit his SUV and started arguing with him which ultimately led to Rana being shot dead.
After the incident was reported, various senior officers of crime branch including Sumit Kuhar, DCP (crime) came and surveyed the spot.
"As of now it will be too premature to tell the reasons for this daring crime. We have registered the complaint and begun the investigation. We will soon make the headway in the case and catch the culprits involved in the murderous act," said a senior police official from Gurugram police.
Surender Singh Rana, a resident of Shanti Nagar area of Old Gurugram had worked as a journalist and a marketing professional in a local television channel. He had quit his job a month ago and was working in a multinational company (MNC).