In the absence of any substantial leads into the shooting incident on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway on Sunday night, the police will monitor CCTV camera footages from the route to investigate the case.
A Delhi-based woman Devishree, 25, and her friend Sidhant Thakur, 27 suffered bullet injuries on Sunday night after a group of unidentified men shot at them on the expressway for allegedly protesting against lewd remarks made at one of the women in their group of six.
The injured are undergoing treatment at Gurgaon’s Medanta hospital.
As the incident happened at night, the officials are struggling to identifying the accused. Even the victim’s friends — assistant jailer of Tihar Jail Sunil Kumar and CAG audit officer Sanjeev Kumar— who registered the complaint at the DLF Phase 2 police station are clueless about the identity of the three attackers.
“They (Sunil and Sanjeev) do not even know whether the three attackers came on a two-wheeler or a car,” a police official involved in the investigation said.
In these circumstances, the police have to rely either on the injured victim’s statement or the CCTV camera footage, if available.
“We will wait for a statement from the injured duo. We are also trying to see if we can monitor any CCTV footages on the route,” the official said.
Sources said the police have sought the CCTV camera footage from the liquor shop at Kapashera border where the brawl had initially started.
“But the shooting incident took place at some distance from the liquor shop. So it won’t suffice,” the official added.
On Sunday night, the group of six friends from Delhi, including Sunil, Sanjeev and two girls, travelling in a Mahindra Scorpio had a brawl with three strangers, who allegedly passed lewd comments at one of the women outside a liquor shop at Kapashera border. When tempers calmed down, the group from Delhi drove away from the spot.
But, at 1 am, when they stopped near Iffco Chowk on the expressway, the three unidentified accused and two others intercepted the Scorpio, smashed the windows with base ball bats, fired at Sidhant and Devishree and fled the spot.
A case was lodged against unidentified persons under sections 307 (attempt to murder), and 34 (common intention to commit a crime) of the IPC and others sections of the Arms Act, at the DLF Phase 2 police station.