New Delhi, Dec 29 (PTI) The body of a man in his 20s was found with gunshot injuries in outer Delhi’s Nihal Vihar in the early hours of Saturday, police said. Also Read - Delhi: 5 injured in Fire at JJ Camp Locality, Rescue Operations Underway

The deceased has been identified as Paras, a resident of Chandra Vihar, they said. Also Read - Coronavirus: Another Day of Low Spike in Delhi, 1,246 New Cases Today

Police said they were informed at 4.45 am about a body with injuries lying near Nangloi Najafgarh road outside a plot in Nihal Vihar area. Also Read - COVID Patients With no Facility at Home Should Visit Govt Centre, Says Delhi LG; Revokes Earlier Order

On reaching the spot, the body of a man aged around 22-23 years was found lying in a pool of blood adjacent to a plot used for storing catering items and tents. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead, a senior police officer said.

Prima facie, it appears to be a case of murder since the victim sustained gunshot injuries, he said.

The body has been sent for post mortem to ascertain the exact cause of death, he added.

A case has been registered and a manhunt has been launched to nab the accused who has been identified, the officer said.

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