Three unknown car-borne assailants gunned down one of India’s richest politician, Deepak Bharadwaj, at his farmhouse, in New Delhi’s posh locality. He was 62.

Bharadwaj, who unsuccessfully contested the 2009 national elections on the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ticket, had
declared assets worth more than 6bn rupees ($110.5m).

The attackers entered his farmhouse ‘Nitish Kunj’ located in Vasant Kunj area and had a chat with Bharadwaj, before opening fire at him around 9:15 am local time on Tuesday.

“They (family) told me that somebody shot Deepak Bharadwaj in the morning. He has been taken to AIIMS. Deepak Bharadwaj was my close friend but I don’t know if he had animosity with anybody,” said a family friend of the deceased, Swami Anand Maharaj.

Senior police officers immediately rushed to the spot and he was taken to the state-run All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for treatment.

Bhardwaj was engaged in the businesses of real estate, hotels and education.

Last year, another business tycoon, Gurdeep Singh Chadha, was also killed at a farm house in Delhi after he entered
into a heated argument with his brother and later people from both the sides fired at each other.


Source: Al Jazeera