Delhi: Masked gunmen open fire near Qutub Minar; 1 dead, 1 critically injured

| Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 09:37
First Published |

New Delhi: Tourists enjoying the sights at Qutub Minar on a sunny Monday afternoon ran for their lives as group of masked men fired indiscriminately at men seated just outside Qutub Minar in the national capital leaving one person dead and another critically injured.

Police said  the shooting took place over a property dispute.

The victim is identified as Sonu Sejwal, 28, a fire attendant at a five-star hotel in central Delhi.  Another person, Sandeep, 30, a property dealer in Lado Sarai village, is fighting for his life in hospital. 

Locals said around 10 rounds were fired in quick succession at a group of men sitting at a tea stall about 50 metres from the monument. The gunshots spread panic and chaos in the area, with many visitors taking cover thinking it was a terror strike.

The suspects came from Aurobindo Marg in two cars, a Skoda and a Tata Safari, and stopped at the tea stall. Two masked men, armed got out of the Safari and started firing indiscriminately at the men at the tea stall.

Police is examining the CCTV footage of the incident. A case has been regsitered under section 302, Arms Act and Section 307 of IPC.

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