Delhi Shooting: Who was the victim in the SUV incident?

New Delhi, Feb 20, 2020 –

When a video went viral of a sensational murder inside an SUV on Delhi roads, it was said the victim was an accused in an attempt to murder case. New details show Pawan alias Anchil Thakur, the victim, was actively involved in students’ politics.

Unidentified men on Wednesday night in Rohini district shot dead Anchil, who was recently released from jail, police sources said.

The victim was travelling in his Scorpio SUV in Ladpur Kanjhawala area when his attackers in a Hyundai i20 car fired around 45 rounds at him, a senior police officer who was on spot said.

Pawan was a resident of Rohini’s Karala village.

On his Facebook profile, Anchil Thakur claims that he was the Sports president of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

The students’ wing of RSS has denied that Anchil was a member of the student wing. “He was never connected to us. Moreover, there is no post called sports president in our organisation,” a senior state official of ABVP told IANS.

But for those who knew Anchil from his college days claim he was for long associated with ABVP and had also contested for Motilal Nehru College’s student union elections. He had lost the poll.

Anchil was also said to be very close to Mohit More, who was shot dead last year. It was said that More was killed due to an ongoing gang was in Najafgarh, south-west Delhi.

Twenty-seven-year-old Mohit More was sitting in a photocopy shop and scrolling through his smartphone when two young men barged in wearing helmets, pointed guns at him, and said, “Let us make you a TikTok star.” They fired so many bullets into him that even his teeth were found in pieces when the police arrived.

Anchil Thakur, was on the other hand, was called a “goon” by people who knew him since his college days.

“He was always into ‘gundagardi’, there was a time in Motilal Nehru College that the college was known as a hub of criminals and Anchil was a big part of it,” a former student of Moti Lal Nehru and a senior of member of ABVP who requested anonymity told IANS.

According to Delhi Police, Anchil Thakur was an accused in attempt to murder case and was out on bail for three months.

He opted out of active student politics, but continued to back candidates in various students’ union elections of different college of Delhi University.

Anchil Thakur had reportedly cut off his contacts with ABVP after one of his friends went ahead to join National Students Union of India (NSUI). That friend later went on to become a DUSU president.  (Agency)

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