A New Delhi resident was shot dead at Palam Vihar area in Gurgaon on Sunday evening, police said. Police identified the victim as Vikrant, 25,of Baba Haridas Nagar in New Delhi.
An FIR has been registered under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code at the Palam Vihar police station, police said.
Police said according to eyewitness accounts, Vikrant was brought to Bajghera village in Palam Vihar in a van. He was talking with other occupants of the van when they shot him in the chest. The accused fled the spot in the van and Vikrant died on the spot, police said.
“We have identified the accused and informed his family members. The matter will be probed to trace the accused,” Sumit Kuhar, deputy commissioner of police (crime), said.
Police are suspecting some property dispute or illicit relations as the reasons behind the murder. Kuhar said anything could be ascertained only after meeting Vikrant’s family members.
Police are working on tracing the call record of Vikrant to get any leads on the accused. Police are also scanning CCTV camera footage of routes leading to the crime spot. Palam Vihar police station has formed a team to probe the case.