In a shocking incident, Haryana Congress spokesperson Vikas Chaudhary was shot dead by unknown assailants in Faridabad on Thursday morning when he was on his way back from a gym.
Shocking to witness the brutal murder of our @INCHaryana spokesperson @_Vikaschaudhary today in Faridabad. We r deeply hurt by this gruesome murder and I appeal @cmohry to take strictest action #JusticeforVikasChaudhary pic.twitter.com/qA3CNat6K5
— Ashok Tanwar (@AshokTanwar_INC) June 27, 2019
A CCTV footage of the incident showed masked men raining shots on his car. Over 10 bullets hit him and by the time he was taken to the hospital, he had succumbed to his injuries.
State Congress leaders were shocked by the incident and Haryana Congress president Ashok Tanwar said, “It’s ‘jungle raj, there is no fear of law. Same kind of incident happened yesterday, where a woman who opposed molestation was stabbed. There should be an investigation.”
The incident happened in sector 9 in Faridabad. Police said that four men came in a Maruti Suzuki SX4 car and fired more than 10 bullets at him.
The Congress has asked the state government to investigate the incident and catch the attackers at the earliest. “We are deeply angered and saddened by this act of grotesque violence against a member of the Congress Party. We urge the Haryana government to bring the perpetrators to justice at the earliest. Our sincere condolences to his family in this time of grief,” Congress tweeted.
Mr Chaudhary, 38, had recently switched from Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) to Congress.
The police are investigating the case.