Delhi: 2021 Rohini court shootout-accused gangster killed in Tihar Jail
In a shocking incident, jailed gangster Tillu Tajpuriya—the prime accused in the 2021 Rohini Court Complex shootout—was allegedly killed by rival gang members inside Delhi's Tihar Jail, NDTV reported, citing officials. Tajpuriya was allegedly thrashed with iron rods by gangster Yogesh Tunda and his associates early on Tuesday. He was shifted to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, where doctors declared him dead upon arrival.
Tajpuriya beaten to death with iron rods: Police
Multiple reports quoting the police claimed that Tajpuriya was beaten with iron rods, resulting in severe injuries. Another prisoner was also injured in the attack but is reportedly out of danger now. The accused behind the attack were identified as gangster Tunda and his associates Deepak Titar, Rajesh Singh, and Riyaz Khan.
Know about 2021 Rohini court shootout
Tajpuriya was the main suspect in the 2021 Rohini court incident that resulted in the death of gangster Jitender Gogi. On September 24, 2021, two Tajpuriya gang members posing as lawyers shot and killed Gogi inside the court. Both were killed by the police in a retaliatory fire. Reportedly, the shooting was the culmination of a long-running feud between the Gogi and Tajpuriya gangs.
Police found Tajpuriya's involvement in Gogi's murder
Soon after the 2021 shootout, the police reportedly arrested two close aides of Tajpuriya. Later, a police probe claimed that Tajpuriya hatched the murder plot from inside Delhi's Mandoli Jail, where he was lodged then.
Decade-long gang war between Gogi, Tajpuriya
Notably, both Gogi and Tajpuriya lived less than five kilometers away in Alipur village and Tajpur Kalan in the Alipur area, respectively. According to reports, the gang conflict began over a battle for college supremacy at Swami Shraddhanand College in Alipur. Soon, the rivalry spiraled out into a series of revenge killings that took many lives from both gangs.Share this timeline