One dead, two injured in separate firing incidents in northeast Delhi

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New Delhi, Mar 14 (PTI) A 47-year-old man was shot dead and two others were injured in three separate firing incidents in northeast Delhi in the last two days, police said on Sunday.

In the first incident on Friday, Suhail and Gazi fired four rounds at a bike mechanic, Al Tasleem, in Jafrabad area, a senior police officer said.

There was no casualty, he said.

While Suhail was arrested on the same day, Gazi was held on Saturday, police said.

According to police, Suhail had recently gone to Tasleem’s shop for repairing his bike. Tasleem, however, asked Suhail to wait as he was busy with some other work. Later, Suhail along with Gazi fired at Tasleem.

The second incident took place on Saturday at Khajuri Khas where one Shorab Ansari (47), a shopkeeper, was shot dead by unknown assailants at his shop, the officer said.

Ansari was rushed to Jag Pravesh Chand Hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Police said Ansari was shot dead over some family dispute, adding that efforts are on to nab the assailants.

On the same day, one Manoj Sharma, 42, was shot in his cheek in Jafrabad.

Police on Sunday evening arrested Iqbal (29) in connection with the incident.

They said the accused fired at the victim following an argument over spitting.

Iqbal is a resident of Brahmpuri and was previously involved in two criminal cases, police said.

'Several police teams are working on the cases. In the incident of Khajuri Khas, the accused have been identified and efforts are on to arrest them,' Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast) Sanjay Kumar Sain said.