An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) was shot dead along with a woman he was allegedly having an affair with, in outer Delhi’s Rohini Sector 24 on Saturday.
Police said the ASI was shot dead by gamblers whom he had abused.
The partially nude body of Joginder (45), an ASI posted with the first battalion of Delhi Armed Police, was found with five bullet injuries in a room at his Deep Vihar property by locals on Sunday. The semi-naked body of the woman, with three bullet injuries, was lying on a bed nearby.
The accused, Jeet Dahiya and Sandeep, have been arrested. A hunt is on for four of their accomplices. Police refused to disclose the identity of the woman, who was married.
Joginder, a resident of Mundka, had rented out his plot in Rohini to a property dealer six months back.
The accused were allegedly involved in gambling in Adarsh Nagar along with Joginder, and used to take a community space on rent for holding illegal dancing and gambling sessions.
Deputy commissioner of police (Rohini) MN Tiwari said Dahiya and Joginder had a monetary dispute.
According to police, the altercation grew after Dahiya misbehaved with Joginder’s nephew.
Joginder had sent his nephew to one of the gambling sessions few days ago and asked the accused to give him special treatment. But the nephew complained to Joginder that he was thrown out by the men who had been drunk.
Angered, Joginder fought with Dahiya and the others and abused them which did not go down well with the rest.
Demanding an apology, Dahiya, along with five men, went to Joginder’s plot around 4.30 pm on Saturday, but were abused again by the latter. They got drunk at Sandeep’s house and hatched a plan to murder Joginder and returned to his plot around 10.30pm.
When Joginder abused them again, Dahiya allegedly took out a pistol and fired five times at Joginder, killing him on the spot. Later, he allegedly shot the woman in the bed as he did not want to leave behind a witness.