Undertrial shot dead outside Rohini court
NEW DELHI: An undertrial criminal in his twenties was on Monday morning shot dead outside the Rohini court complex, just as he came out of the court after his hearing.
Around 11.20 am, Vinod alias Balle was shot in the neck by a young man, who was waiting for him outside the corridor.
Police sources said that Vinod was shot as soon as he was stepped out on the ramp at the exit of the court premises.
The victim stumbled around for around ten minutes, before collapsing and succumbed to his injuries before help could arrive.
"Vinod was taken to Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital where he was declared brought dead," said an officer. The shooter, identified as Abdul, was arrested from the spot before he could flee.
Vinod was being escorted out of court no. 213, when the incident took place.
"The deceased Vinod was involved in a case of cheating in the year 2010 at South Rohini, for which he had been in judicial custody for last 14 days. He had no other criminal involvement. Accused Abdul does not have any history of any criminal involvement either." DCP Rohini Rishipal told reporters.
It is still unclear whether the incident was an instance of contract killing.
The incident led to panic in the court complex, as onlookers ran helter skelter after hearing the gunshot.
At that time of the incident, the premises were teeming lawyers and litigants.
Sources said that the accused was waiting for his target, posing as a litigant, hiding the pistol.
Fixing responsibility of the grave incident, the Delhi police on Monday evening suspended the erring officers.
"The officer responsible for the security of Rohini court, that is in-charge of police post Rohini Court, Sub-inspector Narender, has been placed under suspension. SHO Prashant Vihar too has been sent to district lines pending further inquiry," Rishipal said.
This is the second such incident near the same court complex.
In April, a 38-year-old undertrial was shot dead outside gate number three of the court.