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‘Revenge murder’: Two arrested for killing property dealer in Delhi

Police said the victim had a dispute with a local resident, Shadab Khan, over running a parking lot on an open plot in Jamia Nagar.

delhi Updated: Sep 05, 2018 04:20 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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The property dealer was shot six times. (AFP/ For representational purposes only)

A day after 35-year-old property dealer, Dilshad Khan, was shot dead in south Delhi’s Batla House near Jamia Nagar, police on Tuesday arrested his two attackers and said it was a case of “revenge” murder.

Police are yet to recover the murder weapon. The arrested men are Fahad Khan,18, and his friend Farhan Ansari, both residents of Jamia Nagar. As many as six rounds were fired at Khan on Monday evening.

Deputy commissioner of police (southeast) Chinmoy Biswal said Dilshad had dispute with a local resident, Shadab Khan, over running a parking lot on an open plot in Jamia Nagar.

On May 31 this year, Shadab had survived a near fatal attack when Dilshad’s three nephews– Shakeb, Talib and Rizwan, fired at him, allegedly on his directions.

“Dilshad and the three attackers were arrested and sent to jail after an attempt to murder and firing case was registered at Shadab’s complaint. Dilshad was bailed out on August 24,” said Biswal.

DCP Biswal said their preliminary probe revealed Dilshad was granted bail after the complainant agreed to settle their differences and not to pursue the case further. But bringing Dilshad out of the jail was part of their conspiracy hatched by his nephews to take revenge, police said .

“The arrested men said they wanted to establish supremacy in the area and settle their scores by killing Dilshad. They procured a firearm from illegal sources in western Uttar Pradesh and were looking for an opportunity to kill Dilshad. On Monday, the two saw him in the neighbourhood and opened fire at him,” said Biswal.

Dilshad was rushed to Holy Family hospital where he died of bullet injuries. A case was registered. Investigators analysed CCTV footage and found that the attackers were wearing helmets. They later learnt that Shadab’s nephew Fahad and his friend Farhan were missing after the crime.

“Their location was tracked to Malviya Nagar. We caught them near the Malviya Nagar Metro station in the afternoon,” added Biswal.

Dilshad lived in Joga Bai Extension in Jamia Nagar with his wife and three children. His relatives said he was zila panchayat member of ward number 34, Sathla village in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut. They said Dilshad was also associated with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

First Published: Sep 05, 2018 04:19 IST