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When gangsters ran riot in Delhi’s Burari: Bloody gunbattle explained in graphics

The crime took place at 9.50 am near Sant Nagar bus stop, barely 300-400 metres from Burari police station. The targets were the four Tajpur men, who had been frequenting a gymnasium there for years.

delhi Updated: Jun 19, 2018 09:58 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Burari,Delhi,Burari gunbattle
A view of the spot where two criminal gangs opened fire at each other in North Delhi's Burari area on Monday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Two passersby and two residents of outer Delhi were killed and at least nine men injured in a shooting and a related road accident in north Delhi’s Sant Nagar on Monday morning.

The attack was carried out against four residents of outer Delhi’s Tajpur village by wanted criminal Jitender Mann alias Gogi, said MM Oberoi, special commissioner of police (special cell). Carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head, Gogi physically led the attack in which at least two dozen rounds were fired, a survivor told police.

Police identified the dead as Sant Nagar resident Sangeeta Sharma, 37, a 20-year-old motorcycle rider Rajkumar, the 17-year-old prime target Mukul and Gogi’s gang member Sanjeet.

Mukul was identified as the nephew of Deepak alias Raju, who was allegedly an associate of Gogi’s rival and jailed gangster Sunil alias Tillu.

How the bloody gunbattle unfolded:

North Delhi shooting: A case of rivalry
The incident took place at 9.50 am near Sant Nagar bus stop, barely 300-400 metres from Burari police station.
Four men come out of a gymnasium towards a parked Scorpio while a speeding Fortuner rams it. Five men get off and pull out pistols to fire atthe men in Scorpio.
Two men in the Scorpio drive against the traffic to escape. The two other men, who couldn’t make it to the Scorpio, run for their lives. A man with the pistol chases him and fired multiple shots.
The other man escapes into the gymnasium, but is chased inside and shot in his leg. The Scorpio is chased by two attackers who fire multiple rounds.
The men keep firing at the Scorpio but the bullets miss their mark. Instead, a passerby, Sangeeta Sharma, 37, is hit on the chest as she is out totake an autorickshaw.
The Scorpio, meanwhile, speeds into a narrow lane before taking a left turn, around 300 metres from the shooting spot. While swerving, it rams into a cyclist and three motorcycles, injuring four men.
The Scorpio’s run immediately comes to an end as it climbs a shop’s concrete steps. The attackers flee in their Fortuner, which was soon found abandoned near Shalimar Bagh.

First Published: Jun 19, 2018 09:57 IST