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Delhi: Man killed for 'complaining against drug dealers', locals accuse Delhi Police of leaking his identity

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The CCTV footage of the incident shows two men walking upto Rupesh on a busy street and shooting him in chest before walking off. Rupesh's family claimed that he had opposed the sale of drugs in the area and that is why he was attacked.

India TV News Desk Reported by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: October 01, 2018 8:48 IST
Delhi: Situation tense after alleged drug dealers shoot

Delhi: Situation tense after alleged drug dealers shoot complainant dead in Taimoor Nagar

Situation turned tense in parts of north Delhi's Taimoor Nagar late on Sunday night after two unidentified men shot a man dead outside his house. The victim, identified as Rupesh, was reportedly fighting a war against the a drug gang operating in the area for past few months. 

The locals alleged that the drug gang found out about the complainant's identity from the police, which led to widespread protests overnight. 

The CCTV footage of the incident shows two men walking upto Rupesh on a busy street and shooting him in chest before walking off. Rupesh's family claimed that he had opposed the sale of drugs in the area and that is why he was attacked, Chinmoy Biswal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) said.

"The accused will be nabbed as early as possible. An investigation is underway," he said.

Locals staged a protest and accused police of being hand in glove with the accused. People restorted to stone-pelting and ruckus, which forced police to use lathicharge and aerial firing to control the crowd. A few people were also injured during the firing, sources said. 

(With inputs from agencies)

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