Man Shot Dead In Delhi, Wife Cites Threat By Accused In Her Rape Case

Police said the wife of the victim is a rape survivor. The rape case was registered in Ghaziabad this year.

Man Shot Dead In Delhi, Wife Cites Threat By Accused In Her Rape Case

Police said the incident was reported around 12.40 pm in Delhi's Chand Bagh area. (Representational).

New Delhi:

A 35-year-old man was shot dead by two unidentified people in northeast Delhi's Chand Bagh area today, police said.

According to police, the incident of firing was reported around 12.40 pm. The family took the injured to hospital where he was declared brought dead, a senior police officer said.

During inquiry, the family said two men called the victim's name at the door and when he came out, they fired at him and ran away, police said.

They said the wife of the victim is a rape survivor. The rape case was registered in Ghaziabad this year. The family had shifted to a rented accommodation about two-and-a-half months back, the officer said.

His wife also disclosed that they had received threat form the accused in the rape case and she lodged a complaint, police said.

The man, who was shot, had a criminal background and he was booked in a drug peddling case, police said.

A case has been registered in this matter and investigation has been taken up. Police teams have been formed and various angles are being looked into, they added.

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