When the anti-terror unit of the Delhi police went after a Nigerian drug dealer in south Delhi’s Chhattarpur area on Friday, the accused in order to save himself jumped from a four-storeyed building but eventually died due to excessive bleeding from the fall.
However, police in their raid recovered 25 kg Ketamine drugs estimated to be worth Rs 20 crore. Ketamine is commonly known as Ketalar and used for anaesthetic purposes and is also consumed by drug users for its trance inducing effect.
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special Cell, Pramod Singh Kushwaha, said the deceased drug dealer has been identified as 40-year-old Nigerian national Cyprian Ama Ogbonnaya.
“ The accused jumped off the fourth floor of the building in Chhattarpur Enclave area on Friday afternoon when our team of Special Cell sleuths of south range raided the house after it received an input that drug would be supplied in the area,” said DCP Kushwaha.
“Police then rushed the accused, who was profusely bleeding, to AIIMS trauma Centre where doctors tried resuscitating him but in vain. They eventually declared him dead,” said another senior police officer adding that an inquest proceeding has been initiated under section 174 Crpc and a medical report is awaited from the doctors to ascertain the exact cause of death.
Narrating the sequence of events, the police officer said that their team was questioning some locals and passerbys and then entered a building where the accused was in hiding.
Suspecting police presence in the building, Ogbonnaya jumped from window at the fourth floor flat and landed face down on the ground. The incident was witnessed by many people who were present in the building premises.
Police said that two Nigerian women, who were also present in the flat, from where Ogbonnaya jumped off, are being questioned by the anti-terror unit.