Two Tihar inmates killed, five injured in gang war in a jail van

New Delhi: Two undertrial inmates were killed and five others suffered injuries in a clash between two rival gangs while they were being taken back to Tihar jail from a city court on Tuesday evening, police said.

The clash occurred near Pitampura area in west Delhi inside a moving van ferrying nine inmates from the Rohini court to Tihar.

Police said the inmates belong to Delhi's two top gangs -- Neetu Dabodha gang and Neeraj Bawana gang.

Paras alias Goldi, a sharpshooter of the Neetu Dabodha gang, and his associate Pradeep alias Bhola, both in their early 30s, were killed in the fight.

"Paras and Pradeep were killed and five other inmates were injured after a violent fight between two groups of inmates belonging to different gangs," Deputy Commissioner of Police Vikramjit Singh told IANS.

"At the time of the attack, the inmates were being taken back to Tihar jail from the Rohini court," he said.

He said Delhi's topmost gangster Neeraj Bawana was also among the inmates who were being taken back to Tihar after a court proceeding.

Police said the injured inmates were being treated at Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital in Pitampura.

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