A 35-year-old owner of a bakery shop, Rohit Wadhwa, was shot at when he tried to chase the chain snatchers who had attacked his mother in south Delhi’s Kalkaji area on Thursday.
According to the police, Rohit was looking for an autorickshaw for his mother when two men, riding on a bike, tried to snatch a chain from his mother Darshan Wadhwa, 55.
“They left their L-52, Kalkaji residence in their car. Few meters away from their home, when one of the tyres of the car got punctured, Rohit started looking for an auto for his mother,” a police officer said.
Rohit saw two men trying to snatch the chain from his mother. He started chasing them but they tried to speed away. Because of a traffic jam, the snatchers slowed down but panicked when they saw Rohit chasing them and fired a bullet at him.
“The surrounding crowd scattered after they heard the gun shot. No one tried to stop the bikers. Rohit suffered bullet injuries on his shoulder and was rushed to Holy Family Hospital,” the officer added.
Rohit’s condition is stable. The Wadhwa family owns two bakery shops, one on Kalkaji and another in Alakhnanda Market. “Darshan was wearing a gold chain which the bikers tried to snatch. It was a crowded place but no one came to help. After firing a bullet, the bikers managed to flee,” a family member said.
“The bikers were wearing helmets so they couldn’t be identified. We have got the registration number of the bike and are trying to trace the vehicle,” the officer further added.