Teen killed, 4 hurt in gang war firing

A 16-year-old boy was killed and four others were injured in a ‘gang war’ in south Delhi’s Neb Sarai in the wee hours of Saturday.

The deceased has been identified as Rohit, who also worked as a waiter with a restaurant in the area. Police confirmed that over a dozen shots were fired in the incident which was reported around 1 am.

“The two gangs indulge in petty crimes and are at loggerheads with each other to establish supremacy in the area,” said a police officer.

The leader of a gang has been identified as Raju, while Rohit, Ramakant, Sanju, Anuj and Deepak are his gang members. The leader of another gang is Ajay and his accomplices are Deepak Pandit and Vijendra are his gang members.

Police said the incident took place when Raju’s gang had assembled near Hanuman Mandir at Neb Sarai Block A. Ajay’s gang also came there and started hurling abuses at Raju’s gang.

“The verbal abuse soon turned into a scuffle and a member of Ajay’s gang opened fire. Several rounds were fired from both the sides during which Rohit, Neeraj, Ramakant, Sanju and Anuj sustained gunshot wounds,” the officer added.

Hearing the gunshots, the staff of a PCR van also arrived at the spot.
“The injured were taken to the AIIMS trauma centre, where Rohit was declared brought dead,” the officer said. Police questioned the injured and took the statement of Anuj to file a case.

A case of murder and attempt to murder under Indian Penal Code and Arms Act has been registered with Neb Sarai police station.

“No arrest has been made so far as those injured are in the hospital and others are on the run,” the officer said. Police are trying to establish criminal history of those injured.

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