Local BJP worker Jitu Chaudhary was shot dead out of his home by unknown assailants in Delhi’s Mayur Vihar.
Jitu Chaudhary, A 42-year-old local BJP worker, was shot dead by some unidentified masked men on Wednesday outside his home in east Delhi’s Ghazipur. The area police were called to the crime scene. The police rushed him to a nearby Metro hospital in Noida around d 8.15 pm, where he was dead with his life-threatening injuries. He suffered blood loss which caused his death.
“Local BJP leader Jitu Chaudhary was shot dead in Mayur Vihar phase-3 around 8:15 pm this evening. The accused is absconding. Few empty cartridges and other important evidence have been recovered from the crime scene. Search for eyewitnesses and CCTV footage being done,” Priyanka Kashyap, DCP East, stated.
Unknown suspects have been arrested in connection with the attack. The patrol crew of PS Ghazipur saw a gathering near pocket C-1, Mayur Vihar-III, Delhi, and then people called the police. According to a police statement.
“(The victim) was found lying on the road in a pool of blood in front of his house. The victim was having gunshot injuries. The public shifted the injured to a hospital in a private vehicle. The victim was brought dead in THe Hospital,” the police stated.
“Search of eyewitnesses and CCTV footage is being made. Legal action is being taken,”
According to authorities, the people took him to a local hospital, where he was declared dead.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Priyanka Kashyap stated that a complaint had been filed under the appropriate sections and that police were on the lookout for the killers.
A crime team assessed the crime site; she claimed and discovered a few empty cartridges and other substantial evidence.
She stated that police are reviewing CCTV footage and have requested eyewitnesses to come forward to assist them in determining the sequence of events.
Delhi | Local BJP leader Jitu Chaudhary shot dead in Mayur Vihar phase-3 around 8:15 pm this evening. Accused absconding. Few empty cartridges & other important evidence recovered from crime scene . Search for eyewitnesses and CCTV footage being done: DCP East Priyanka Kashyap pic.twitter.com/9yYToGfPyn
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“Few empty cartridges and other important evidence recovered from crime scene,” Kashyap said, according to ANI. “Search for eyewitnesses and CCTV footage being done.”
According to the officer, Choudhary was called out of his house by the shooters on the pretence of a problem before being shot. Chaudhary lived with his wife, two children, and two brothers and owned a construction company.
A post-mortem will be performed on Thursday morning, according to BJP leader Manoj Kumar, following which Choudhary’s remains will be turned over to his family.
“It’s tragic the way he has been killed,” Kumar told ANI. “Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta also visited the hospital.”
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