Two men were fired at in separate incidents in northeast Delhi on Tuesday night. One of these appears to be a case of accidental firing, the police said.
In the first incident, Mohammed Abid (22), son of a local businessman, was on his motorcycle when a bullet pierced his forehead, said an officer. The police said that the incident, suspected to be a case of revenge, was reported in Welcome Colony late on Tuesday. Abid was rushed to Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital where doctors operated on him. His condition was reported to be critical till late on Wednesday. Abid was shot barely half a kilometre from his house.
“Abid had a quarrel with a tea vendor in his locality a few months back and we are investigating whether the quarrel has anything to do with the attack,” said an officer.
The police kept the tea vendor in custody for questioning till late Wednesday evening. “Abid’s father Shakeel told us that Abid left the house at about 10:30 pm and did not tell where he was going. Shakeel has also told us that he has no enemies,” said a police officer.
Abid is pursuing a computer course from a private institute and his father owns a wheat flour shop and also runs a tea and snacks store near his house in Welcome.
In the second incident, a 26-year-old man was injured on Tuesday night when a bullet hit him in the knee in Seelampur. “He was shot at on road number 66 of Seelampur. We are checking if there was a marriage party somewhere in the area,” said an officer.