A social media celebrity was shot dead by three unidentified gunmen on Tuesday (May 21) near Delhi. 24-year-old Mohit Mor, a fitness enthusiast, had 5 lakh followers on popular video-sharing app TikTok and would frequently upload fitness videos on his TikTok and Instagram profiles.
Notably, Mohit was the third who was murdered in Delhi NCR within three days, as just two day back two suspected criminals were killed following a shootout between two rival gangs near the Dwarka Mor metro station in South West Delhi on Sunday, the police said.
Parveen Gehlot, a resident of Nawada area, and Vikas Dalal, had several cases of murders, extortion and robberies registered against them in Delhi and Haryana, they said. The shootout was an outcome of a property dispute, according to the police.
Mor, who used to visit a gym in Najafgarh, was at a photocopy shop nearby to visit a friend at around 5 pm on Tuesday, when he was murdered.
He was sitting on a sofa at the shop, when three unidentified men, who were on a bike, entered the shop and pumped five bullets into him. A senior police officer quoted by news agency IANS however said 13 bullets were fired at him.
The gunmen were captured on CCTV camera, leaving the scene of the crime. Two of the attackers’ faces were concealed with helmets, while one of them could clearly be seen in the CCTV footage.
“When Mohit Mor was busy talking with his friend inside the shop, three unidentified gunmen barged inside the shop and indiscriminately fired 13 bullets on him. Mohit Mor fell on a sofa kept inside the shop. He was rushed to near-by hospital where he was declared brought dead,” a senior police officer was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.
Police are investigating the motive behind the murder. Gang violence has not been ruled out by them as a factor behind the killing.
“We are checking his Tik Tok and Instagram accounts comments and Call Details Record (CDR) to establish his enmity with anyone on social media that may help us to crack the case,” the senior police officer said.
“Prima facie, it appears a case of personal enmity and a money dispute,” the officer added.
Police have registered a case under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and a probe has been initiated.
(With Inputs from IANS)