A day after a 30-year-old cash collector was shot dead in Sarita Vihar, his uncle claimed he may have been followed and targeted by someone while he was carrying a large amount of money every day. Raghubir Prasad Meena, who is survived by his wife Malandi Devi and 10-year-old son Golu, is from Rajasthan. According to his uncle, Mahesh, Raghubir may have been chased and targeted by someone when he used to carry cash and drop it off at Okhla’s business every day.
“Since her job involved carrying money, it’s possible someone kept tabs on her schedules and planned the shoot accordingly. Usually he was accompanied by another person… but on Wednesday he was alone, ”Mahesh said.
Mahesh added that Raghubir, along with his wife and son, lived at his home.
“He was the sole breadwinner in his family. Her father, who is a farmer, and her mother live in Rajasthan. Besides taking care of his wife and child, he sent money to his parents, ”Mahesh said.
Police suspect Raghubir was carrying around Rs 6-7 lakh on the day of the incident, adding that he was shot dead near the Jasola flyover.
DCP (South East) Chinmoy Biswal said it had registered a murder case and launched an investigation. “We have collected CCTV footage of the area and are interviewing staff at his company. We will also interview the people from whom he collected the money, ”the officer said.
On Thursday, the victim’s body was handed over to his family after an autopsy at AIIMS.