A 25-year-old man was shot at allegedly by his neighbour because his pet pig grazed in the latter’s fields in southwest Delhi’s Brahmpuri near Sagarpur on Saturday evening.
The man, Veeru, was shot in his arm. He was admitted to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital where his condition is stated to be stable, police said.
A senior police officer said that the attacker, identified as Monu, was arrested along with his wife, Kaushalya. Three more people who were involved in the incident were absconding and they could not be caught till late Sunday evening. A case under sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Arms Act was registered against the accused at the Sagarpur police station.
According to the police, the victim Veeru lives in Brahmpuri area with his family and runs a shop. On Saturday around 7.30 pm, he had taken his pig out for grazing. While Veeru was busy with some work, the pig entered a nearby field that belonged to Monu.
“Seeing the animal in his field, Monu approached Veeru and objected. Veeru did not pay much attention to the issue and asked Monu to return home,” said the officer. Later, Veeru left for his shop along with his pet animal.
About an hour later, Monu reached Veeru’s shop along with his wife and other family members. Eyewitnesses told the police that Monu’s family members pulled Veeru out of his shop and began assaulting him. Monu, meanwhile, whipped out a pistol and shot at Veeru. The bullet hit his arm after which the attackers fled.
Hearing the gun shot, locals rushed to the spot and one of them called the police. Veeru was taken to DDU Hospital. A case was registered and Monu and Kaushalya were arrested. Veeru’s family and friends had also come to take revenge for the attack, but the attempt was foiled by the police. Extra police deployment was put in place to keep the situation under control, the officer said.