New Delhi: A Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader and a business tycoon, who had also contested polls earlier, was shot dead inside his farmhouse on Tuesday morning by two assailants in south Delhi, officials said.
The slain businessman and politician, Deepak Bhardwaj, is said to be one of the richest contestants of the 2009 elections on a BSP party ticket, reports said. He, however, did not win the polls.
Initial reports said the killers drove in a black Skoda or BMW and entered the farmhouse at Rajokri. They entered on the pretext of booking his farm house for an event. However, when an altercation ensued, they shot him and fled immediately. He was taken to Fortis Hospital where he was declared dead.
The motive behind the killing is yet to be known.
According to information available on Bhardwaj, he was one of the richest contestants of the 2009 Lok Sabha polls and had declared assets worth over Rs 600 crore.
The 58-year-old born Bhardwaj had contested from the West Delhi constituency unsuccessfully.
Bhardwaj had real estate business, hotels and was in the education sector too.
His relatives were tight lipped so far on what could be the cause of enmity that took his life. One of the woman relatives was seen crying inside a car.