Delhi Congress worker shot dead on GT Karnal Road in road rage incident

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New Delhi | Published: February 6, 2018 3:21:49 PM

In what is believed to be a road rage incident, a 43-year-old Congress Seva Dal worker was shot dead today by an unidentified person following an argument on the GT Karnal Road.

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In what is believed to be a road rage incident, a 43-year-old Congress Seva Dal worker was shot dead today by an unidentified person following an argument on the GT Karnal Road. According to the details provided by the police, the victim was shot in the chest at the Bhalswa flyover by the accused. Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-West) Aslam Khan said the deceased has been identified as Vinod Mehra who stays with his family in Delhi’s Geeta Colony.

A builder by profession, Mehra was an organiser at the outfit for the past six years, said Delhi Congress Seva Dal President Dineshwar Tyagi. The incident reportedly took place at around 2:53 am in the morning. The PCR van which received the information, reached the spot and took Mehra to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. However, the family has claimed they had taken Mehra in their own vehicle to Parmanand Hospital and had also stopped at Timarpur Police Chowki for help.

“They did not help us and told us to go on our own. Mehra’s car was driven by his 16-year-old nephew and we reached Paramanand hospital where he died,” claimed Mangat Ram, Mehra’s father was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.

Mehra was reportedly going to attend a marriage function at one of the banquets on GT Karnal Road. Aslam Khan further said that while on his way back, Mehra got into a brawl with the occupants of another vehicle who were driving in a rash manner. He added that both the vehicles had stopped at the Bhalaswa flyover when one of the occupants of the car shot Mehra.

Meanwhile, Mehra’s family claims that his vehicle was bumped from behind and when the 43-year-old victim objected, the accused intercepted his car and pulled out a gun. Police said that bullet had pierced the left side of his chest and the doctors had pronounced him brought dead. The matter is now being investigated and the police is going through the CCTV footage to identify the accused.

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