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'I am better than Bindra'

A 20-year-old man was killed at the hands of his drunk landlord who was trying to emulate the Olympic feat of Abhinav Bindra, reports Karan Choudhury.

india Updated: Aug 12, 2008 23:53 IST
Karan Choudhury

A 20-year-old man was killed at the hands of his drunk landlord who was trying to emulate the Olympic feat of Abhinav Bindra on Monday.

Satyajeet, who lived as a tenant in a house in Khandsa near Sector 10 Gurgaon, was shot dead by his landlord Sant Ram around 7:30 p.m. The victim's brother Satyanarayan was also present at the time of the incident.

Satyanarayan told the police said a drunk Sant Ram (38), armed with a pistol, entered their room on Monday evening and started bragging about his shooting skills. He claimed that he was better than Bindra who had won an Olympic gold a few hours earlier, he told the police.

The landlord then allegedly ordered the two brothers to place a water tumbler on their heads so that he (the landlord) could take an aim.

"He barged into the room and waved the gun towards us. He kept on saying that he was a better shooter than Abhinav Bindra. He ordered us to keep a tumbler on our heads and said that he can shoot it without harming us. He even shot the wall clock in our room trying to prove that he could shoot accurately," said Satyanarayan.

He added that when they did not oblige, Sant Ram allegedly shot at him, missing him by a few centimetres. "Then he aimed at Satyajeet and shot him in the abdomen. He told us he could shoot so accurately that the bullet would pass through our legs without hitting us," Satyanarayan said.

Sant Ram then ran away from the house. Satyajeet was immediately taken to Pushpanjali Hospital in Civil Lines where he succumbed to his injuries. The police have filed a case of murder and are on a lookout for Sant Ram.

Satyajeet, a native of Orissa, had been working in a garment export house in Gurgaon. He had recently come to stay with his cousin brother.