Jaipur: Taxi driver shot dead by bike-borne assailants


Jaipur: A 26-year-old taxi driver was shot dead by bike-borne assailants on Saturday night in Pratap Nagar area. The police suspect it to be revenge killing and think there might have been more than one person involved in it.

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According to the police, taxi driver Virendra Gurjar was returning from Hindon. "He was shot dead from a close range, the circumstantial evidence indicates that Gurjar knew the assailants," said a senior police official.

The police also said that the murder seems to be a case of 'revenge killing' over some dispute that may have taken place in Hindon. "We have zeroed on the suspects. Prima facie evidence suggests that it was a pre-planned murder as the criminals had prior information about Gurjar's movements," police said.

On Saturday night, Gurjar was going to his room when bike-borne assailants shot him. Hearing gun shots, the nearby residents ran towards Gurjar. The criminals fled the spot after they saw people coming towards the victim. A profusely bleeding Gurjar was rushed to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

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