Gurgaon: A garment businessman was shot dead by three unidentified bike-borne assailants in Sadar Bazar area here, police said.
Sanjeev Jindal, 38, was on his way home after locking his shop last night when the three armed men waylaid him and opened fire in the old Gurgaon area.
The men fled the spot after three to four bullets hit Jindal who was shot at point-blank range.
The victim is said to have died on the spot. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
The entire incident of firing has been recorded in a CCTV camera installed at adjoining shops in the area, according to Sumit Kumar, DCP (West) Gurgaon.
“We are examining the CCTV footage to ascertain the identity of the accused persons. Preliminary investigations suggest that it is a matter of personal enmity. The accused may have been hired by someone else as a matter of contract killing. We are investigating the case with all possible angles,” Kumar said.
A murder case has been lodged against the three unidentified persons in Gurgaon City Police station under relevant provisions of the IPC.
Meanwhile, several businessmen and shop owners protested against the Gurgaon Police at Sadar Bazar area demanding speedy arrest of the accused. The market remained closed for a day today to show solidarity with the deceased’s family.
“This is not the first time when an open shootout has happened in Sadar Bazar as in the past also, businessmen in Sadar Bazar have been targeted by fearless criminals who generally do not hesitate to violate laws,” Bablu Gupta, President of Sadar Bazar Vyapar Mandal said.