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Man shot at over water dispute

A 30-year-old man became a victim of water rage in the Capital on Sunday. Bhoodev was shot at for trying to maintain order when people queued up to fill water from a hand pump in Seemapuri on Sunday.

delhi Updated: Jun 09, 2009 00:00 IST
HT Correspondent

A 30-year-old man became a victim of water rage in the Capital on Sunday.

Bhoodev was shot at for trying to maintain order when people queued up to fill water from a hand pump in Seemapuri on Sunday.

He had told a resident to step aside because he was taking too long and many others were waiting behind him.

The incident was reported around 2.40 pm.

Bhoodev, a security guard posted at a public toilet, was managing queue of people who had come to fill water.

The locality is close to Shalimar Garden in Ghaziabad. Ghaziabad residents often cross the road to take water from Seemapuri that falls in Delhi.

Police said Bhoodev picked up an argument with one of the men who had come from Ghaziabad to fill water.

“The accused was filling water for his cooler. Bhoodev tried to explain him that there were many others in the queue and he was taking a lot of time,” said a senior police officer not authorised to speak to the media. “Arguments ensued between the two and the accused left the scene.”

Police said few minutes later, the accused returned with two men who were carrying country made revolvers.

First the accused opened two rounds in the air and then shot at Bhoodev.

He was rushed to Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital. Doctors said he was critical.

A case of attempt to murder has been registered.

Police said arguments over water were a regular affair in the area and many incidents of brawl have been reported till now.