Haryana scribe shot, cops suspect enmity

He was accused in a murder bid

A local TV journalist was shot  on Friday by unidentified gunmen on Railway Road in Bahadurgarh on Haryana-Delhi border.

The assailants fired on 30-year-old Praveen Chaudhary of Teachers’ Colony in Bahadurgarh when he was buying medicines from a chemist.

Praveen fell after the bullet pierced through his chest, said Rajeev Deswal, Bahadurgarh deputy superintendent of police.

Police rushed to the spot and took Praveen, who was lying in a pool of blood, to hospital, from where he was referred to PGIMS at Rohtak.

Praveen succumbed to his injuries en route to PGIMS.

Motive unknown

Deswal said the exact reason behind the murder will be known after completion of preliminary investigation, but enmity may be the cause as Praveen had some criminal cases against him.

“It is yet to be ascertained how many assailants were there as no one spotted them,” he said.

Police have started investigation after registering a case of murder against four youth on a complaint by the deceased’s father Jai Singh. Praveen was accused in an attempt to murder case registered against him with City Bahadurgarh pollice station some months ago.

Freed from guilt

Earlier, he had also been accused in two other criminal cases, but was later exonerated by court, police said.

“Four youth — Mukesh of Ghewra village, Dharambeer alias Dhampa of Jatwada Mohalla, Manjeet alias Munjha of Patel Nagar and Amit of Chhikkara Colony in Bahadurgarh — have been booked under Section 302-34,120B of the IPC and under the Arms Act on the complaint by Singh,” said Deswal.

He said three teams have been formed to nab the accused.

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