India’s ‘richest’ politician assasinated

Three unknown assailants shot dead one of India’s richest politicians, Deepak Bharadwaj, at his farmhouse in New Delhi. He was 62.

Bharadwaj, who unsuccessfully contested the 2009 national elections on the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ticket, had
declared assets worth more than 6bn rupees ($110.5m).

The attackers entered his farmhouse ‘Nitish Kunj’ located in Vasant Kunj area and had a chat with Bharadwaj, before opening fire from their car at him around 9:15 am local time on Tuesday.

Senior police officers immediately rushed to the spot and he was taken to the state-run All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for treatment.

Bhardwaj was engaged in the businesses of real estate, hotels and education.

Last year, another business tycoon, Gurdeep Singh Chadha, was also killed at a farm house in Delhi after he entered
into a heated argument with his brother and later people from both the sides fired at each other.