A 49-year-old man was shot dead and his bag containing Rs 15 lakh stolen by an unidentified assailant on Wednesday morning in the full sight of several people who did nothing to rescue the man.
Though the two struggled over the bag for almost 10 minutes, none tried to intervene or help the man, the police said. Even after he was shot, no one came forward to help him.
The forensic expert, at civil hospital Dr Deepak Mathur, who conducted the post-mortem examination, said, “The man died due to excessive bleeding.”
The incident took place around 9.15 am in front of Suncity Business Tower on Golf Course Road, the police said.
The victim was identified as Anil Kumar Shukla, a resident of Karawal Nagar in Delhi. He worked as senior executive at Patel Mahendrabhai Somabhai Co., a courier company in Chandni Chowk, Delhi.
According to eyewitnesses, Shukla was walking towards the Suncity building when a youth tried to snatch his bag. Though several men were standing outside the building, no one intervened and tried to help, the police said.
Cab driver Bhupinder Singh, who was an eyewitness, said, “The man and the youth fought for about 10 minutes. The youth was assaulting him and the man was struggling to hold on to his bag, which probably contained cash. After a few minutes, the youth took out a gun and shot the man in the chest. Then he rushed to the road where a motorbike was waiting for him. He got on and the two sped away.”
According to the police, Shukla left his residence around 6.30am and boarded a metro to Gurgaon. He had to return to his office in Delhi with the cash. He reached Gurgaon at 8am and boarded an autorickshaw for Suncity.
Shamsher Singh, another eyewitness, also said the man was shouting for help. The police recovered two cartridges from the spot and said the assailant used a .315 bore countrymade revolver.
Deputy commissioner of police (east) Deepak Saharan said, “The CCTV footage recovered does not show the crime scene and we are trying to get more footage to identify the accused. He had come to collect a payment on behalf of his employer.”