Protest over growing crime in Delhi

February 24th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A day after a 30-year-old jeweller was shot dead while resisting a robbery attempt in east Delhi, hundreds of local residents took to the streets Thursday to protest against growing crime in the area.Protestors jammed Swami Dayanand Marg in Krishna Nagar from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m., leading to massive traffic snarls.

Demonstrators said the area lacked CCTV cameras and security measures like proper checking of vehicles, making them easy targets.

The family members of the deceased jeweller and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Harsh Vardhan also joined the protest.

Gaurav Gambhir, who owned a jewellery showroom in Lal Quarter market of Krishna Nagar, was shot dead Wednesday.

“Three people went inside the showroom. One of the assailants put a pistol on Gaurav’s forehead, while the others started collecting jewellery in a bag,” said a police officer.

When Gambhir resisted, the man opened fire. Gambhir died while being taken to hospital.

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