Delhi: Woman shot dead in front of 2-year-old son in Shalimar Bagh

Police arrive at the crime scene.

NEW DELHI: In what can be called brazen lawlessness, Delhi witnessed five murders in the last three days in different parts. Incidents of shooting were reported from areas like Shalimar Bagh, Krishna Nagar, and New Usmanpur.

The woman was shot dead in Shalimar Bagh on Tuesday night. The incident took place when the woman identified Priya Mehra, was returning from a Gurudwara with her husband Pankaj Mehra and two-year-old son.

The family was commuting in a car, when another speeding car overtook them. The car-borne assailants held out a gun and attempted to fire at Pankaj, however, Priya suffered severe bullet injuries. Both the infant and the Pankaj escaped unscathed, while Priya died.

Following the incident, the family rushed Priya to the nearest hospital, where she was declared dead. Priya’s family allege negligence by both the hospital authorities and police.

The family said that the hospital denied them treatment saying that they will act on arrival of the police. However, on the other hand police were not registering their case citing jurisdiction further delaying treatment.

Priya was a housewife, while Pankaj is a Paharganj-based businessman.

In another similar incident, two men were shot dead in separate incidents by unidentified bike-borne men in north Delhi’s New Usmanpur and Krishna Nagar area of Shahdara on Monday.

In New Usmanpur, 23-year-old Rohit Pal was shot in the head and the stomach, the police said, adding that he was accused in a couple of cases, including theft and extortion. Locals alleged that Pal was killed over a fall out of a gang war.

In Krishna Nagar, a 41-year-old Jafar was shot outside his scrap shop. Eight empty bullet shell casings were found from the spot where Jafar was shot at, they said, adding further probe was underway.

On Sunday, a man identified as Wazid was shot dead while his friend injured in Brahmpuri and in another incident reported from nearby Brahmpuri, a 22-year-old man Aarif Khan was shot at multiple times. Khan died on the spot.

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