The CCTV footage of the encounter of a gangster’s father in Delhi has come out. The father of a criminal was shot dead allegedly by a group of men in outer Delhi’s Baba Haridas Nagar on Sunday in what is suspected to be a revenge killing.
It is suspected that the Jyoti Nadu gang is involved in the attack on Manjeet Mahal’s father and Delhi Police’s Crime Branch teams are probing the matter, police said.
The incident took place around 10.10 AM when Shrikrishan was walking outside his home in Mitraon village.
In the CCTV footage, Shrikrishan can be seen outside his home, talking two men, when a colour Scorpio pulls up. One man runs away while another one tries to save Shrikrishan before hiding in fields behind them.
Meanwhile two men get down from the car and shoot Shrikrishan, while he lay on ground, and drive off.
According to a senior police official, the culprits fired 12 rounds at him and fled the scene.
Hearing the gunshots, Shrikrishan’s family members rushed out and found him lying in a pool of blood. They then informed police about it.
The police has since detained six suspects in this matter.
“With Shrikrishan’s death, the tally of those murdered in the series of revenge killings that started in late December in 2014-2015 has gone up to five. Last year, a father-son duo, the family of an arrested member of Mahal gang, was gunned down at their residence in Chhawla.
“Mahal, a native of Najafgarh’s Mitraon, a village infamous for gang wars, came in contact with notorious gangster Balraj over two decades ago. Once Balraj was killed in a gang war, Mahal took over the gang and he was in the crime world for over two decades,” he said.
He was arrested for allegedly masterminding the killing of ex-MLA Bharat Singh and half a dozen other murders and is lodged in Bhondsi Jail.