Drunk gym owner kills neighbour

Shot dead for protesting against loud party music

A 30-year-old man was shot dead by the owner of a gym at his rented house in south Delhi's Vasant Kunj late on Sunday. Hardeep was shot for objecting nuisance created by a party at the gym on the building's ground floor, police said on Wednesday.

A case has been registered, but the accused is yet to be arrested. The victim hailed from Haryana’s Kaithal district and worked as an editor with a TV news channel. He lived with friends at a rented house in Kishangarh.

According to police, a party was organised on Sunday night by gym owner Rinku.“Rinku and his friends were drunk and played music at high volume. Hardeep went to complain on which he had an argument with Rinku,” said a police officer.

Hardeep was outnumbered due to which he chose to return to his room. After some time, Rinku went to Hardeep’s room in an inebriated condition.
  In their statement, Hardeep’s friends told police that Rinku was abusive and then opened fire. “Hardeep was hit in the firing and sustained gunshot wounds in his abdomen,” the officer added.

A call was made to the police control room, but no police team reached the spot soon. Hardeep was taken to a private hospital in an autorickshaw.

“He was declared brought dead. The body was handed over to family after post-mortem at Safdarjung Hospital,” the officer said.

A case of murder under Indian Penal Code and Arms Act has been filed with Vasant Kunj police station. The investigating officers have conducted raids, but Rinku is yet to be arrested.

On Wednesday, Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi took note of the incident and said that efforts are being made to trace Rinku. The gym and Rinku’s house were found locked since the incident.

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