The jailed gangster Tillu Tajpuriya was killed in an attack inside Delhi’s Tihar Jail by rival gang members on Tuesday.
According to NDTV report, the gangster Tillu Tajpuriya, alias Sunil Mann, was thrashed with iron rods allegedly by gangster Yogesh Tunda and his aides inside Tihar’s high-security prison.
The report said Tajpuriya was taken to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, where he was declared dead.
“Another prisoner, Rohit, was also injured in the attack. He is said to be out of danger now,” it said.
The members of rival gang Yogesh Tunda, Deepak Teetar, Riyaj Khan and Rajesh, broke the iron grills of their ward on the first floor of the prison, the report said.
“They attacked Tillu, who had been kept in a ground floor ward with his other gang members, with the same rods,” it said.
The report said the four members of the rival Gogi gang used bedsheets to climb down to the ground floor.
Tillu was the prime conspirator in the 2021 Rohini Court shootout in which gangster Jitender Gogi was killed, it mentioned.
Two members of the Tillu gang, dressed as lawyers, shot dead Jitender Gogi inside the Rohini court on September 24, 2021, it stated.
Both were then killed in retaliatory firing by the police, it mentioned.
"Two men dressed as lawyers opened fire at Jitender Gogi inside the court. That's when police retaliated and killed those two assailants. It's not a gang war," the report quoted police as having said.
The shooting was the result of a rivalry of years between Jitender Gogi's gang and the Tillu gang, it added.
The instruction to kill Jitender Gogi was given on phone by Tillu Tajpuriya, the report quoted police as having said.
Police have launched a probe into the killing of Tillu Tajpuriya, it said.
“This is the second case of violence and gang rivalry in Tihar jail in a month. Last month, Prince Tewatia, a close aide of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, was killed in Tihar jail by rival gang members,” it added.