A TikTok celebrity in his 20s was shot dead by three unidentified gunmen on Tuesday in the Najafgarh area of Delhi. Mohit Mor was a fitness enthusiast and had half a million followers on popular video-sharing app TikTok. He also had a sizeable following on Instagram. He was at a photocopy shop near the gym he used to visit, when he was murdered. He was there to meet a friend around 5 pm when bullets were fired at him.
He belonged to Haryana’s Bahadurgarh, but often stayed at his home in Najafgarh, the police said. Having lost his father earlier, Mor is survived by his mother and brother.
He was sitting on a sofa at the photocopy shop, when three unidentified men, who were on a bike, entered the shop and pumped five bullets into him. A senior police officer quoted by news agency IANS, however, said 13 bullets were fired at him.
The CCTV camera captured the gunmen leaving the scene of the crime. Two of the attackers' faces were concealed with helmets, while one of them could clearly be seen in the footage.
"When Mohit Mor was busy talking with his friend inside the shop, three armed persons barged inside the shop and indiscriminately fired 13 bullets on him. Mohit Mor fell on a sofa kept inside the shop. He was rushed to near-by hospital where he was declared brought dead," a senior police officer was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.
The police are investigating the motive behind the murder, while not ruling out gang violence.
"We are checking his TikTok and Instagram accounts comments and Call Details Record (CDR) to establish his enmity with anyone on social media that may help us to crack the case," the senior police officer said.
"Prima facie, it appears a case of personal enmity and a money dispute," the officer added.
The police have registered a case under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and an investigation has been initiated. The incident occurred after two suspected criminals were killed in a shootout near Dwarka Mor metro station.