New Delhi, Feb 6 (PTI) Delhi Congress's Sewa Dal organiser Vinod Mehra was shot dead in a suspected road rage incident on Bhalaswa flyover near GT Karnal Road today, police said.
Vinod Mehra, 43, was returning to his home at Geeta Colony after attending a marriage ceremony at a banquet hall on GT Karnal Road when the incident took place.
A call about gunshot injury sustained by a person, later identified as Mehra, was received by the police control room at 2.53 PM, said a senior police officer.
"The victim, on his way back from the marriage function, got involved in a brawl with occupants of another vehicle who were driving rashly. It appears to be a case of road rage but investigation is covering all possible angles," he said.
Ajay Maken, the Delhi Congress chief, expressed grief over Mehra's demise and demanded that the police arrest the culprits at the earliest.
Mehra was accompanied by his minor nephew at the time of the incident. The boy told the police that Mehra's car was scraped by another vehicle after which he asked its occupants to drive carefully.
The occupants of the other vehicle took offence and a brawl ensued in which Mehra was shot in the chest, said the officer.
Mehra's nephew with the help of an acquaintance, who was returning from the same marriage function, took his uncle to Paramanand hospital where he was declared brought dead.
"A case has been registered and efforts are being made to nab the culprits. Identification of the suspects is being attempted through screening of the CCTV footage," added the officer.
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