New Delhi: The man who opened fire on Monday during the Delhi clashes that took place in northeast Delhi has been identified as a 33-year-old man. In multiple areas of Delhi, reportedly 7 people were killed including a cop and several others injured in Monday’s unprecedented violence.
In a video from Jaffrabad area, that has gone viral in social media, the man in red shirt holding a gun was seen confronting an unarmed police officer, intimidating him and forcing him to back away with his hands raised before firing reportedly into the air.
The police who detained him said his name is Shahrukh. The legal process to file an FIR against him started last night. The gunman and at least six others approached a lone officer who was standing in the main street. The video was taken from the roof of a nearby building.
As Shahrukh points his gun at him, the police officer slowly retreats, holding his hands away from his body to indicate he is unarmed. The gunman then walks right up to the police officer and shoves him away before firing in the air once more.
As he fires, protesters on the other side of the road can be seen scattering in fear. The police officer can be seen raising his hands and slowly walks away again, even as other people shout and throw stones at him.