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Dying man leaves video 'statement'

He made sure that before dying he nailed his killers. A 40-year-old property dealer, with the help of a passerby, recorded his dying testimony on a cell phone after he was shot by motorcycle-borne men in northwest Delhi on Sunday night. HT reports.

delhi Updated: Jan 11, 2011 00:25 IST
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He made sure that before dying he nailed his killers. A 40-year-old property dealer, with the help of a passerby, recorded his dying testimony on a cell phone after he was shot by motorcycle-borne men in northwest Delhi on Sunday night.

According to police, the incident happened in Rani Bagh. The deceased, Sahil Khatri, a property dealer was returning to his A-block, Sector-4, Rohini residence from Gurudwara Bangla Sahib on his motorcycle when two motorcycle borne men attacked him.

Khatri who suffered a gunshot injury in his chest fell off the motorcycle. The assailants then fled from the spot along with the victim's motorcycle.

Hearing the gunshot, a businessman who was passing from the area along with his son in a Hyundai Santro car reached the spot and made a PCR call. In the meantime his son recorded the statement of the victim in his mobile phone in which he accused his businessman partner Manish Yadav and his aide Rishi with whom he had a dispute over a shop.

Police said Khatri was on his way back home when two men on a motorcycle stopped him near Sharda Niketan in Rani Bagh and opened fire at him.

"Kulbhusan Mehta along with his son Tushar were on their way when they found Khatri lying in a pool of blood. Mehta immediately made a PCR call. Seeing Khatri's condition deteriorating Tushar recorded his statement in his mobile phone. In the statement he alleged that Manish Yadav and Rishi fired at him and that he had some business dispute with Yadav," said a senior police officer on the condition of anonymity, as he is not authorised to speak to the media. Khatri was taken to Mahavir hospital from where he was referred to Shushruta Trauma centre. He succumbed to his injuries on Monday afternoon.

The police said Khatri was a property dealer in partnership with the accused Manish Yadav. They operated from a shop in Madipur.

"Yadav had been asking Khatri to vacate the shop as he wanted to sell it but the deceased did not want to ruin his business and this became the issue for their dispute," added the officer.

The police have registered a case in the matter and on the lookout of the accused in the case.