Man killed, son injured in firing in east Delhi's Bhajanpura

In a horrific incident, a 45-year-old man was killed and his 16-year-old son injured on Tuesday morning when they were fired upon by unidentified persons in east Delhi.

Updated: Jun 21, 2016, 14:46 PM IST

New Delhi: In a horrific incident, a 45-year-old man was killed and his 16-year-old son injured on Tuesday morning when they were fired upon by unidentified persons in east Delhi.

Three passersby were also injured in the incident which took place at around 8:15 am near a `mazaar` in east Delhi`s Bhajanpura area, police said.

Talking to news agency IANS, Deputy Commissioner of Police Ajit Kumar said: "Kailash Gupta was shot dead by a few unidentified men in Bhajanpura area." 

The attackers were in a Swift car.

 

Kailash, a resident of Harsh Vihar, was on a motor cycle with his son Rajan, 16, when the incident occurred, police said. 

"His son received bullet injuries in the firing," the DCP said, adding: "Two other passersby were injured in the firing incident, while another person was hit by the assailants` car."

All the injured were taken to a hospital. They have been identified as Banwari Lal, Ram Lakhan and Javed, police said. 

"A case of murder has been registered. We are probing the matter from all angles," the DCP said. 

The police are also looking at CCTV footage of the area to identify the assailants` car.

A senior police officer, requesting anonymity, told IANS: "Prima facie, it seems to be a case of personal enmity."