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Gym owner shot dead by unknown assailants in East Delhi

New Delhi, December 31, 2022

A 40-year-old gym owner was shot dead allegedly by two or three unidentified men in East Delhi's Preet Vihar area, an official said on Saturday.

The incident took place on Friday night. The deceased has been identified as Mahendra Agrawal.

According to a senior police official, around 8 p.m. on Friday, Agrawal was sitting in his office when two to three men entered the gym and allegedly fired four rounds of bullets at him following which the victim died on the spot as one of the bullets hit him in his head.

Police have also recovered CCTV footage of the incident. In the video, the accused persons with their faces covered can be seen entering and leaving the gym and one of them is also seen waving his weapon.

"Police teams are probing the incident from all angles as so far the motive behind the murder isn't clear. The man runs a gym and a wellness centre in Preet Vihar. Police suspect the victim knew the accused persons," said the official.

"Police teams are also questioning family members and close aides of the deceased but, so far, family members have not raised any allegations against anyone," the official added.


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