April 20, 2024

Air India staffer gunned down in Noida after gym session

Air India staffer shot down in Noida after gym session.

Air India staffer shot down in Noida after gym session.

In a shocking turn of events on Friday, a 30-year-old Air India crew member, identified as Suraj Mann, was allegedly shot dead by unidentified assailants on bikes near a market in Sector 104, Noida. The incident unfolded as Mann emerged from a local gym and settled into his car, marking the beginning of a tragedy that has left the community in shock.

According to an official statement provided to the media, the apparent motive behind the heinous act is suspected to be linked to an ongoing gang rivalry involving Mann’s family. DCP Noida Harish Chander disclosed that the Sector 39 police station received an alert about the incident around 2:30 pm, prompting a rapid response team to be dispatched to the crime scene.

Despite swift efforts to save him, Mann succumbed to his injuries after being transported to a nearby hospital, as confirmed by DCP Chander. The victim, who served as a crew member with Air India, resided as a tenant in the upscale Lotus Panache society nearby, adding a layer of complexity to the unfolding tragedy.

“The body has been sent for post-mortem, and the man’s family is being contacted for further information,” shared the DCP, emphasising the need to piece together the events leading to Mann’s untimely demise. An investigation has been officially initiated, with authorities actively working to identify the assailants responsible for the brutal attack.

Sources close to the investigation revealed that while a few members of Mann’s family had a criminal history, the victim himself was not involved in any criminal activities. The official statement reiterated the possibility of the murder being a repercussion of an ongoing gang rivalry that had ensnared Mann’s family in its web.

Adding a layer of complexity to the situation, it was disclosed that Mann’s elder brother is currently facing charges in a murder case and is incarcerated in a Delhi jail. The police are exploring the theory that the rival gang might have specifically targeted Mann due to his familial connections.

As the investigation unfolds, the police are actively exploring the gang rivalry angle, examining any potential links between Mann’s murder and the broader conflict involving his family. This tragic incident serves as a grim reminder of the complex dynamics at play within certain communities, where individuals can find themselves unwittingly entangled in longstanding rivalries, sometimes with dire consequences.

The community is left grappling with shock and grief as they await further developments in the investigation. The Noida police is working to bring the perpetrators to justice and ensuring that the motive behind this senseless act of violence is thoroughly unraveled.

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