Over in 20 seconds: Bizman’s killer fled before kin could come to his help
New Delhi: The murder of businessman Rajul Gupta took place within just 20 seconds. It was his teenaged daughter who heard his calls for help and alerted the other family members, but by the time they stepped out the assailants had fled.
The neighbours were shocked by the brazen attack inside the gated East Jyoti Nagarcolony. Even though there are guards and the area is under CCTV surveillance, the neighbours alleged that petty crimes like snatching and robberies are common there.
Dr Amit Singhal claimed that his brother, Gupta, had even screamed for help saying he was being robbed, but no one, including the security guard, came to his aide. “It’s scary that he was attacked inside the colony. It could have been anybody,” he added.
The RWA members alleged that incidents of snatching occur regularly outside the colony even though police patrol the area. “This is the first time that criminals had the audacity to enter the colony and attack someone,” said an RWA member.
The family said Gupta used to visit a temple nearby and then head to his shop. He would often return with the day’s collections. He had been doing this for 20 years.
Inconsolable since the incident, Gupta’s daughter recalled how her father kept calling for help. “My niece came running to us saying that she could hear her father screaming “paisa loot liya, paisa loot liya” twice, after which there was silence. By the time the Name | Rajul Gupta Age | 44 years
3Family family could rush out and help him, the assailants had fled. I wonder how they could escape so quickly with the guards being around,” Singhal said.
Gupta stayed in a joint family with his brothers in a threestoreyed house in B-Block of East Jyoti Nagar. They had been living there for the past 30 years.
2Gupta He is survived by a 17-year-old daughter and15-year-old son.
The RWA members now plan to meet senior police officers to demand a review of the law and order situation in the area. The colony has 4-5 gates, but only two are left open at night. The role of the guards is under the scanner.
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