A day after the murder of a 30-year-old jeweller at east Delhi’s Krishna Nagar, hundreds of people took to the streets on Thursday morning to protest against the sudden spurt in crime gripping the city.
“The protesters started bagging on the road and collecting money to offer the police in exchange of security. Besides the family members and relatives of the victim, Gaurav Gambhir, local people also joined the protest,” said a senior police officer.
According to police, Gambhir was shot thrice by the assailants — once during the initial scuffle and twice after he had managed to nab one of them. Mounting pressure forced the local police to detain some suspects in connection with the protest.
In broad daylight, the victim was shot dead by three armed assailants inside his showroom located in the crowded Krishna Nagar Market.
On Thursday, protesters blocked Swami Dayanand Marg, road number-57, for around three hours, demanding the intervention of the commissioner of police.
“The protest began at 9.30am and continued till 1.30 pm, leading to huge traffic snarls.