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Valuables stolen from Asian Games silver medalist Deepak Kumar's car

Valuables stolen from Asian Games silver medalist Deepak Kumars car

New Delhi: Deepak Kumar, the shooter who brought laurels to the country by winning silver medal in Asian Games 2018, on Friday fell prey to the Gulel gang and was robbed of his valuables in South Delhi's Ambedkar Nagar. After he parked his car outside the National Rifle Association Tuglakabad in South Delhi, where he had gone for some documentation work, he found his valuables missing from the car. The broken glass of the car indicated that someone stole the items by breaking the window panes.

"I along with my two friends who are also shooters went to NRA at around 2:30 pm on Friday. I was shocked to see my car's windowpanes had been broken. We realised that three bags carrying ammunition, cash, documents and other items were stolen. Our rifles were also in the car but somehow the criminals left them," said Deepak Kumar while talking to Millennium Post.

The shooter along with his friends approached the Ambedkar Nagar police station and filed a complaint. "We have registered a case under 379 IPC ( Theft ) and are looking for the accused. Their carry bags have been lifted when they came out after around one and a half hour to notice the theft," said a senior police officer.

Police suspect that the local gangs would be behind the incident. The cops are now looking for gang members who are out of jail and have the similar modus operandi. The gang members who used to break the windowpanes of cars with the help of a catapult ( Gulel gang ) and then steal the valuables in the car.

Deepak Kumar clinched India's third medal at the Asian Games 2018 when the 30-year old shooter won silver in the Men's 10m Air Rifle category in Jakarta. Deepak finished second with a score of 247.7 while China's Haoran Yang won the gold with an Asian Games record score of 249.1. Deepak Kumar had earlier won the bronze medal at the 2018 ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara in the 10-metre air rifle mixed team event with Mehuli Ghosh and in the individual category, the 30-year old clinched bronze in the 2017 Commonwealth Championship in Brisbane.

Even Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had complimented Deepak Kumar after he won a silver medal for the country.

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