New Delhi: In a suspected gang war, a 32-year-old property dealer was shot dead allegedly by six assailants in southwest Delhi's Greater Kailash area, police said on Sunday.
While five of the alleged assailants have been arrested after a search operation which involved more than a 100 police officials with several locals helping them, one accused is still at large, said a senior police official.
The incident was reported last night.
The deceased, identified as Raju, was heading towards Tigri village with an associate in a motorbike.When they reached an intersection in Greater Kailash I area, an SUV intercepted the motorbike and allegedly opened fire.
The assailants targeted Raju and fled once he collapsed on the ground, said the senior official.
Officials in a police patrolling van nearby heard the sound of gunfire and reached the spot, where they saw a security guard and some locals trying to help Raju.
They immediately headed towards the residential colony where the assailants were reported to have fled, said the official.
Meanwhile, the SUV of the assailants rammed into?a gate in a residential colony and all six of them had to flee abandoning the vehicle there.
Later, more than a 100 police officials were deployed in a search operation and the entire area was combed.
Five of the assailants were hunted down by the police. They have been identified as Deepak Pandit, Arun, Shankar, Virender and Shanu, said the senior official.
During interrogation, it emerged that there was rivalry between the two groups ? one headed by Deepak Pandit and the other the deceased, Raju.Both of them were involved in several businesses, including property dealings.
Deepak Pandit is also wanted in a criminal case registered at south Delhi's Neb Sarai police station.
The police are looking for more cases registered against Pandit and his associates, said the official.
A separate team is, meanwhile, looking for the absconding assailant, the official added.