Two bike-borne assailants shot at a 40-year-old businessman and robbed him in northwest Delhi on Friday night, the police said.
“The incident was reported from Ranjit Singh Road, located in the Adarsh Nagar area, at 9.30 p.m.,” said a senior police officer on condition of anonymity, as he was not allowed to talk to the press.
The police identified the victim as Rajinder Kumar Jain, a resident of Inderlok who is a shoe retailer.
“Jain was returning from a friend’s wedding with his family, when the two bike-borne assailants overtook him and attempted to stall him,” the officer said. According to the police, they assailants then started threatening Jain with dire consequences and shot him in his right arm when he talked back.
“The duo brandished a country-made pistol during a heated exchange with the businessman and shot at him when he refused to get intimidated and attempted to drive away,” said the officer.
Police suspect it to be a case of personal enmity.
“According to Jain, robbery was not the duo’s intent. We have registered a case and investigations into the matter are under way,” the officer added.