Hockey player Rizwan Khan found dead in his auto with bullet injury

Henrietta Strickland
December 6, 2017

Though the police have said that the case appears to be that of a suicide, Rizwan's family believes it is a murder as the crime scene was just outside the house of a female friend of his.

A national-level hockey player was found dead in his auto with a gunshot wound to his temple on Tuesday.

As per the police investigation, Rizwan's lifeless body was discovered around 10.30 am in his vehicle parked near his female friend's residence at Sarojini Nagar.

Meanwhile, the deceased's brother Riyazuddin Khan has alleged that Rizwan's friend's family had lied to them when they enquired about the victim's whereabouts on Monday.

The victim, who has been identified as Rizwan Khan, is a national level hockey player and had twice represented Delhi.

His father Sharif Khan said a cousin sister of Rizwan's friend and her father told them on phone that Rizwan have handed over his mobile phone and a bag with Rs 2 lakh at their residence on Monday afternoon and drove off in his vehicle.

However, Khan's father said that the bag contained Rs 2 lakh that he had given to his son to buy a motorcycle.

Around 10:30 in the night, Rizwan had allegedly shot himself dead in his Swift vehicle which was parked outside his friend's house, concluded the police. He also told HT that it was unclear why he left the bag with cash at his friend's house. He tried to reach his son on the cell phone but it was switched off.

Then Rizwan's father tried to reach him in another number when a girl answered his call. The girl's father received the phone and gave his address later, they said. "A country-made pistol was found in his right hand, with a bullet injury on the right temple", Romil Baaniya, DCP from south Delhi said.

He said that a team of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory experts, including ballistic and biology division, were called at the spot.

He also said that no suicide note was found at the spot. Police investigation is on.

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