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'Colony guard ignored Shobhit's cries for help'

If the private security guard who was manning gate 3 of Vasant Kunj's C-5 block on Thursday night had paid more attention, Shobhit Modi could have been saved.

delhi Updated: May 07, 2011 00:08 IST
HT Correspondent

If the private security guard who was manning gate 3 of Vasant Kunj's C-5 block on Thursday night had paid more attention, Shobhit Modi could have been saved.

Shobhit, who was stabbed and was bleeding profusely, had fallen on the boom barrier of the colony gate. But Tek Chand, the security guard, thought he was too drunk to walk. For 10 minutes Shobhit struggled and kept asking for help but the guard allegedly looked away, alleged Shobhit's family.

"He just didn't pay any attention for the first few minutes. Even after he realised that Shobhit had been stabbed, he couldn't call anyone for help. He found Shobhit's iphone too technical," said Shubham Modi, Shobhit's cousin.

Police said the guard's cabin faced the flats and not the road due to which Tek Chand was able to see Shobhit only after he fell on the boom barrier.

"Security guards are usually posted at the gate of the colony so they can see people coming from outside. But in this case, his cabin was inside the gate. He was unable to see who dumped Shobhit," said a senior police officer on condition of anonymity. Also, it had been raining due to which the guard preferred to stay inside rather than patrol the area.