A scrap dealer was shot dead in Sector 61 of Gurugram.

Gurugram: A 23-year-old scrap dealer was allegedly shot dead in the city's Sector 61 on Friday night while he was drinking fruit juice in the market after going to the gym earlier, police said, adding that the man He was taken to a private hospital. Doctors declared him dead on arrival.

A scrap dealer was allegedly shot dead in Sector 61 of Gurugram on Friday night.  (Representative image)
A scrap dealer was allegedly shot dead in Sector 61 of Gurugram on Friday night. (Representative image)

Investigators have identified the deceased as Anuj Singh, a resident of Sector 63 village Kadarpur.

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More than eight rounds were fired, four of which hit Singh and he fell on the spot, Gurugram police spokesperson Sandeep Kumar said. “Singh was returning home and had stopped to drink fruit juice after his gym session at around 9 pm when two men wearing T-shirts of a food delivery platform opened fire on him. The two suspects were later arrested in Alwaas village. fled from the market,'' said Kumar.

According to the police, the local people took the injured person to a private hospital in Sector 56, but he succumbed to his injuries on the way.

As soon as the incident was reported, the teams of Sector 65 Police Station and Crime Branch reached the spot. Shopkeepers said that the injured person has been taken to a private hospital in Sector 56.

The police team reached the hospital to find that Singh had succumbed to his injuries, investigators said. His father filed a written complaint about the incident. He said that on the evening of June 28, his son was going home to Kadarpur from HBR Chowk in Alwaas village. “Anuj was sitting in his car drinking juice when two youths on a bike rammed into his SUV from behind. As soon as he got out of the car, the men shot him. My son tried to escape. , but the assailants chased him and shot him again,” said the victim's father Ranbir Singh.

Kumar said that the deceased had a criminal background and had previously had three cases registered against him, including two cases of extortion which were registered at Sector 65 and Sector 56 police stations. A case of assault was also registered against him last year, police said. He previously worked as a bouncer in a club in Gurugram.

Police said the killing could be a result of business rivalry or related to Sohna's murder case involving her cousin who is in jail.

A case was registered against the two accused under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code at the Sector 65 police station on Friday night.

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