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BJP MLA shot at in Delhi, escapes unhurt


New Delhi, Sep 3 :

A Delhi BJP MLA was called out of his home and thrice shot at Wednesday. The bullets whizzed past him and he escaped unhurt, the police said.

Jitender Singh Shunty was shot at three times here, police said.

Jitender Singh Shunty, BJP MLA
Jitender Singh Shunty, BJP MLA

The incident took place outside Shunty’s home in Shahdara in east Delhi around 6 a.m. Shunty was elected to the Delhi assembly from the Shahdara assembly segment.

Police sources said an unidentified man on a motorcycle and wearing a helmet called out Shunty, asking him to attest some documents. 

As Shunty looked at the papers, one of the papers fell on the ground. Suddenly, the assailant whipped out a pistol. 

Shunty grappled with the armed assailant and pushed him away. He then tried to run towards his home.

It was then that the three shots were fired, following which the assailant fled from the spot.

The entire dramatic incident was caught on CCTV.