Faridabad : Congress leader Vikas Chaudhary was shot dead in Faridabad on the outskirts of the national capital Delhi on Thursday morning. Officials said the attack took place just as he was parking outside a gym that he was known to frequent in Faridabad’s Sector 9.
It is around this time that 2 assailants, who were reported to have come in a car, fired multiple shots.
The gym’s CCTV camera has captured the incident. It shows two men approach Vikas Chaudhary’s sports utility vehicle from both sides and firing at him. One fired at him through the wind shield, the other assailant approached him from the driver’s side and shot at him.
Vikas Chaudhary was rushed to a local hospital but did not survive.
“Doctors tried their best to save him… Our entire team was there but he had been shot too many times… We could not save him,” Dr Saurabh at the hospital said.
Dr Saurabh, however, added that doctors who treated him had spotted at least 10 bullet wounds.
It is not clear from the CCTV footage if the assailants had followed him to the gym or were lying in wait. But the footage shows the 2 assailants being dropped off in a white sedan even as Vikas Chaudhary was parking his SUV.
The diseased politician was state unit spokesman, is said to have been close to Haryana Congress chief Ashok Tanwar.