New Delhi: A 25-year-old passerby was shot dead when he tried to intervene an ongoing fight outside a madrassa in Delhi’s Seelampur on Monday night.
The victim identified as Salman, a mechanic by profession was passing by the Madrassa when he happened to stop and intervene the fight leaving one more man in critical condition said the Delhi Police.
According to DCP (northeast) Atul Kumar Thakur a case has been registered and one of the accused in the case Moinuddin has already been arrested while the Police has launched a manhunt for the others.
Initial reports revealed that the main accused Shahzad wanted to kill his neighbor Mazim and went along with his friends to the Madrassa with a pistol to kill Mazim.
Shahzad and Mazim got into an argument on the street when Mazim along with his brother arrived at the Madrassa.
Salman who was on his way to home saw the fight and tried to stop Shahzad from firing at Mazim. In a bid to stop Shahzad reportedly fired at Salman killing him while another bullet hit Mazim’s brother Mukim. Both the victims were rushed to Hospital where Salman was declared brought dead.
During the investigation, police found Shahzad has a criminal record while the other accused Moinuddin and Akil both were arrested for a murder case in 2012. The duo came out on bail in 2014.
The CCTV footage from the crime scene was also looked into to know the exact events that led to the firing.
Salman’s body was handed over to his family after autopsy.