While the citizens have been fighting the pandemic Coronavirus outbreak that has left the entire world in a devastating state, amidst this, a 40-year-old, former Congress corporator was shot dead in Jabalpur city on Wednesday afternoon, terrorizing the residents in the area.
In the 21-day Coronavirus lockdown, Dharmendra Sonkar was sitting outside his house in Bhantalaiya area of the city when the incident took place. The cops have arrested the gunman and suspected enmity over an illegal gambling den which led to the entire scenario. The cops detained the accused, Monu alias Reva Sonkar.
SP Sanjeev Uike said, “Deceased Dharmendra Sonkar was sitting outside his house in Bhantalaiya area of the city and was talking with few people, when accused Monu reached the spot and open fired.” The police also added that he at least fired 4 bullets targeting Sonkar. The accused fire another two bullets at Ankit Ghotiya, his friend who tried to intervene in the situation. “Both were rushed to a nearby hospital where Dharmendra died during treatment, while Ankit is in a serious condition,” Uike added.
This isn’t the first time that the Monu has been accused, he is also been charged previously for other two murder cases. The entire situation occurred due to a dispute related to the running of an illegal gambling den. However, sources said that the whole incident has been recorded on CCTV cameras fitted at the spot.
In May 2019, police raided a house owned by Sushil Malgujar near the Madhotel Police Station in Jabalpur city. The raid was successful as cops apprehended 5 gamblers and seized INR 48,500 from the spot along with playing cards and tabulation sheet. Eventually, a case under Section 13 of Gambling Act was framed against the individuals.
However, in the current case, the investigations are underway and additional forces have been deployed in the area to maintain the law and order situation.
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