Jaipur: A 40-year-old builder and property financier, identified as Bhawani Singh, was shot dead by two unidentified bikers outside his home near Shanti Garden at Brij Mandal Colony in Jhotwara on Thursday evening. The bikers knocked on the main gate pretending courier boys. As soon as Bhawani Singh came out, they started firing at him indiscriminately. He was rushed to a private hospital where he was declared dead by the doctors.
The murder took place around 7.30 am. Two youths came to the victim's house on a bike and rang the doorbell. They pretended they were from a courier company and asked Bhawani Singh to come out to accept the delivery. When Bhawani Singh showed up, they opened firing at him. Bhawani Singh sustained bullet injuries on his chest. The two men fled from the spot after the shootout. According to preliminary reports, Bhawani Singh was alive when he was rushed to hospital, but succumbed to bullet injuries.
Bhawani Singh who was shot dead.
Bhawani Singh had been a close aide of a prominent builder of the city, however, both were at loggerheads for the past few months, according to preliminary reports. He was close to Shankar Khandelwal who was arrested in multi-crore Syndicate Bank fraud case
. Bhawani Singh had allegedly invested money of many prominent builders and developers.
Senior police officers and teams of FSL and dog squad rushed to the spot after getting information about the shootout.
The local residents have allegedly told the police about two suspicious men who were seen in the colony many times in the past few days. These two men were on a bike. The police have also come to know about a spat between Bhawani Singh and two men nearly 20 days ago. The two men came to his house and abused him, but when Bhawani Singh came out, they left.
There were CCTVs installed at Bhawani Singh's house, but they were reportedly defunct.
First published: March 8, 2018