Faridabad/New Delhi: Haryana Congress leader Vikas Chaudhary was shot dead in broad daylight by unknown assailants here on Thursday, police said.Congress president Rahul Gandhi condemned the killing and said it reflects the deteriorating law-and-order situation in the state. Chaudhary, a spokesperson of the state Congress, was parking his car outside a gym in sector nine here when the assailants fired 12-15 bullets at the vehicle from two sides, killing him on the spot, ACP Jaiveer Singh Rathi said. Also Read – Ahead of Xi’s visit, China says Kashmir issue should be resolved bilaterally; drops UN referencesUpon hearing the noise, people rushed to the site and Chaudhary was rushed to Sarvodaya hospital where he was declared brought dead, he said. Rathi said the whole incident was caught on CCTV camera and 12 spent cartridges were recovered from the crime scene. He further said the attack appears to be pre-planned and the assailants, who came in a vehicle, knew that Chaudhary would come to the gym. The Congress leader was alone at the time of the incident and the bullets hit him in the neck and chest, Rathi said.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. An 11-year-old child and a 30-year-old woman have been injured after a pellet gun was fired in south-west London.Police said the child suffered a wound to her leg while the woman, who was known to the youngster but not related to her, suffered injuries to her back.Both were taken to hospital for treatment, but neither is believed to have been seriously hurt.Two men, both aged in their late teens, are also believed to have been hurt during the incident and went to a nearby hospital suffering shotgun pellet injuries which are not thought to be serious.Officers were called to the scene in Figges Marsh, Mitcham, at 5.40pm on Sunday after reports of shots being fired.Scotland Yard said a large group of men were seen in the area before the incident and police are trying to trace them.The force said in a statement: “Detectives are urging anyone in this group who has not yet spoken with police to come forward.”No arrests have been made.Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call 101.