Businessman shot dead in Kathmandu after car chase
Two assailants killed a textile worker in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, on Monday night after a car chase. The 55-year-old victim has been identified as Lal Mohammad, police said.
A resident of Hariwan-2 municipality in Sarlahi, Lal Mohammad, was shot three times – two in the head and one in the thigh, CCTV video from the site of the incident confirmed, after which he was taken away at Tribhuwan University Hospital in Maharajgunj. Yet he died there,” Kathmandu district police spokesman SP Dineshraj Mainali told ANI. The shooting took place in Gothatar, on the outskirts of Kathmandu. According to the official, Lal was seriously injured in the shooting.
CCTV footage released showed the attackers chasing Lal Mohammad while shooting him. However, the unidentified people fled the scene after a girl (confirmed to be the victim’s daughter) jumped from the first floor of the house. Police could only confirm that the attackers were wearing a red t-shirt and jeans and riding a motorcycle.
A team, including Kathmandu Police District Chief, SP Bharat Bahadur Bohara and Kathmandu Valley Crime Investigation Bureau Chief Janak Bhattarai, was deployed to the scene to capture the shooters at large and investigate the incident. In the preliminary investigation, the police also traced the criminal history of the victim Lal Mohammad.
“He had been in jail for a decade for murder. We are investigating his recent involvement, if any,” the police chief added. Lal Mohammad, also known as Mohammad Darji, was allegedly involved in the trade in counterfeit Indian currency. (ANI)
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