Murder Witness shot dead
In a shocking case, the main witness in a murder case was shot dead by unidentified assailants in North-west Delhi’s, Mahindra Park area on Sunday.
The deceased, identified as Jeet Kumar, was shot three times by the assailants and he died on the spot. Many residents had also staged a protest against the incident which turned violent as they set a jhuggi on fire. The police have detained two persons who may be involved in the case and the hunt is onto nab the remaining accused.
The incident took place on Sunday night at around 9.30 pm in Mahindra Park police station area. The police had received a call informing them that a youth was shot dead outside a liquor store. When the PCR team reached the spot, they found the man was shot three times. He had bullet injuries on his head, legs and chest.
The police had shifted him to Babu Jagjivan Ram hospital, where the doctors declared him dead on arrival.
The police started investigating the case and managed to identify the deceased, as Jeet Kumar, a resident of B block- Jahangirpuri. He used to work with his father at Azadpur Mandi and worked as a labourer transporting goods. His family was contacted about his death.
It was later found that Jeet was the main witness in a murder case and was also the complainant in the case. In the month of July this year, Jeet’s friend Vijay was beaten to death by some locals.
After his friend’s death, Jeet was the main complainant in the case. His family has alleged that Jeet was receiving death threats for the past few days. They also claimed that the police were informed about the threats but no action was taken.
When his death was announced, the locals in the area were infuriated at the way the police dealt with his case and soon gathered outside Babu Jagjivan Ram hospital. They started shouting slogans against the police and soon the situation got out of control when they set afire a jhuggi. No one was hurt in the fire and the fire was soon brought under control.
“We were trying to communicate with them but some of the locals were really angry. They set a jhuggi on fire but thankfully nobody was inside it during the incident. When the tempers cooled down, we managed to talk to them and take them into confidence,” said a senior police official.
The police later, pacified the crowd and assured them of a fair investigation into the matter. However, the hospital staff complained to the police that the people had created ruckus in the area and caused discomfort to the patients after which a case of rioting was registered against the crowd. Nobody has so far been arrested in the case. “We started investigating the case and we have managed to identify two suspects, Sadaf and Sandeep who are involved in the shooting. We were also able to apprehend two people who may be connected to the case. We are currently questioning them to find out more about the case,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police, (North -west), Milind Dumbre.