New Delhi: A fierce firefight took place between two rival gangs in the wee hours on Friday in northwest Delhi's Rani Bagh area, leaving one person dead and two others injured.
According to police, the incident took place at around 3 A.M. When the members of two rival gangs came upon each other at a neighbourhood marketplace.
The fight occurred between the Neetu Dabodia and Neeraj Bawana gangs, which are struggling to re-establish their sway in northwest and outer Delhi following recent police encounters and arrests, police added.
Three persons were injured in the clash, of whom one succumbed in hospital, identified as one Anil alias Leela.
The other two, identified as Ashok and Monu, were discharged after receiving first aid and placed under formal arrest by police.
"At around 3 A.M., four men from the Neeraj Bawana gang and five members of the Neetu Dabodia gang confronted each other on Rani Bagh Road No.4," police said.
"They were armed with country-made weapons and, as they started firing on each other, someone from one of the residential colonies nearby informed us," police said, adding that around 15 shots were fired during the clash.
Police said that Dabodia was gunned down some time back in an encounter with Special Cell in south Delhi.
"That not only unnerved his gang, but prompted rivals to try and establish their own supremacy in the area. We have arrested two men and are looking for the others involved in the incident," police said.