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Man shot at for chasing snatchers

On Sunday evening, a 38-year-old businessman was shot at by a bike-borne assailant, who, along with a co-accused, fled an east Delhi Metro Station, after snatching the chain of the victim's wife.

delhi Updated: Jun 12, 2011 23:23 IST
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On Sunday evening, a 38-year-old businessman was shot at by a bike-borne assailant, who, along with a co-accused, fled an east Delhi Metro Station, after snatching the chain of the victim's wife.

Surender Chadha, a resident of Shahdara, had returned from a relative's residence in Pitampura, de-boarded at, and stepped-out of, the Shadhara Metro station around 4pm, when the incident occurred, said Sanjay Kumar Jain, deputy commissioner of police (northeast).

"Chadha was riding his bike out of the Metro Station's parking when two bike-borne assailants snatched his wife Anju's chain. Alerted by her screams for help, Chadha saw the assailants zoom down the road and was shot by the pillion rider when he attempted to chase them," DCP Jain said.

Eyewitnesses said the incident occurred on a slip road running parallel to the Shahdara Metro Station parking, where Chadha had parked his motorcycle.

"He was arguing with one of the attendants because he had misplaced his parking slip and was showing him the registration certificate of his vehicle when his wife started screaming for help. He rushed-off behind the assailants and had just taken a left turn at the end of the slip road, when one of them shot him in the stomach," said Manish Kumar, a parking attendant.

A horror-struck Anju joined her husband on his motorcycle and the two rode to the nearby Swami Dayanand hospital for medical aid, before being referred to the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. Here, Chadha was pronounced stable after an operation and is currently recovering from the lone gunshot injury to his stomach.

"This is horrible. What can we say? The police are doing nothing. What's the whole point in the police making tall claims and promises that they just can't keep?" asked Davinder Kaur, Anju's mother.

DCP Jain said a case had been registered at the Shahdara Police Station and police deployment in the entire area stepped-up after the incident.