Property dealer shot dead over parking space spat

Road rage claimed another life in the national capital when a 50-year-old property dealer was shot dead over parking space outside his house in outer Delhi’s Alipur late on Friday. 

The victim sustained three gunshot wounds and was declared dead on arrival at Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital, said police on Saturday.

Rajbir Singh Rana lived with his family at the Mukhmelpur village and had an  office at Bhalaswa Dairy. 

According to police, Rajbir was killed by his neighbour Prem Rana, 58, and his two sons. “Prem is also a property dealer, and his two sons run a factory in Faridabad,” said a police officer.

Rajbir was renovating his house and the construction material was lying  outside his house. 

Prem, who lived right across the same street, returned home and could not find space to park his car. 

Incensed, he called out to Rajbir and a verbal spat ensued between the neighbours. “Prem then asked  his elder son to fetch his licensed pistol,” said the officer.

Prem fired at Rajbir, who was hit twice in the chest and once in the stomach. The latter collapsed on the spot. 

A police team rushed Rajbir to Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital, but doctors declared him brought dead.

A case of murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code has been lodged at the Alipur police station. 

“We are searching for Prem and his sons,” said the officer.

On February 28, brothers Sahab Singh, 41, and Kaptan Singh, 35, were also shot dead from point-blank range over a parking issue in outer Delhi’s Bawana. 

The victims’ tempo had got stuck in slush and as Kaptan pushed it out, the vehicle skid and had accidentally hit a Skoda car.

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