Haryana Congress leader Vikas Chaudhary was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the city of Faridabad on Thursday morning, ANI reported. Chaudhary was his party’s state spokesperson.

The incident took place around 9 am, when Chaudhary was parking his car outside a gym in Sector 9. The assailants fired on his car from both sides, PTI reported. Chaudhary was taken to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Twelve cartridges were found on the spot, police said. The postmortem report is awaited.

The police have filed a case and are investigating the matter, according to The Indian Express. Police said four men were involved in the incident. A CCTV camera installed on the road showed two men walking up to the car and firing at it. One of the men was also seen circling back to check through the car’s window, NDTV reported.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that he had no knowledge of the incident, ANI reported.

The Congress said it was “deeply angered and saddened by this act of grotesque violence”. “We urge the Haryana government to bring the perpetrators to justice at the earliest,” the party said on Twitter.

State Congress chief Ashok Tanwar told ANI that there was a “jungle raj” in Haryana with no fear of law.

Chaudhary was earlier a member of the Indian National Lok Dal and had moved to the Congress in 2015 after being ignored for an Assembly election ticket.