Three shot dead in south Delhi

July 12th, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS  


New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen shot dead three people in two incidents of firing in the national capital, police said Saturday Two people were gunned down in Amar Colony and one was killed at nearby Andrews Ganj Flyover in south Delhi by the same shooters Friday, the police said.

Four unidentified motorcycle borne assailants were following Arshneet, 28 and Hardeep, 27, who were also on a motorbike, the police said, adding the attackers opened fire at them near Garhi area.

Arshneet died on the spot as Hardeep received serious injuries. The police was informed about the incident at around 8.45 p.m., Friday.

“The assailants fled from the spot. At nearby Andrews Ganj flyover they forcibly snatched a bike of another person. But entered into an argument with a bystander, Sanjeev, on a scooter,” said deputy commissioner of police (south) H.G.S. Dhaliwal.

They tried to scare Sanjeev by firing in the air and unfortunately a bullet hit him, Dhaliwal added.

Hardeep and Sanjeev were taken to AIIMS where they succumbed to their injuries.

The police are suspecting personal enmity as the reason behind the murder of Arshneet and Hardeep.

“A suspect has been detained and is being interrogated,” police said.

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