A 45-year-old Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteer was shot dead and another injured after unidentified miscreants allegedly fired at an open car of the party’s Mehrauli MLA Naresh Yadav while he was returning from a temple following his win in the Assembly election.
Police says the prime suspect in the case has been held.
Ingit Pratap Singh, ADCP (South West), said that the incident happened around 11 p.m.
Ashok Mann and Harender were in the vehicle with Mr. Yadav when a man came out of the crowd and opened fire, aiming at Mr. Maan.
“The man fired eight rounds out of which Ashok received six bullets injuries while Harender suffered two bullet injuries. They were rushed to a hospital by other volunteers and police was informed,” said a police officer.
During treatment Mr. Mann succumbed to injuries while Mr. Harender is undergoing treatment.
“The attack was the outcome of personal enmity, and Ashok was the only target. In November, an FIR was registered against Ashok under IPC Section for attempt to murder, and attack could be related to it. They were verifying other details in the case,” said Mr. Singh.
Mr. Singh added that an FIR under IPC for murder and attempt to murder has been registered in Kishangarh Police station. They have picked several suspects for questioning.