Unidentified gunmen shot a 25-year-old patient in a hospital at Shalimar Garden, Ghaziabad, on Thursday. The victim received seven bullets on his abdomen, chest and back and died instantly.
The owner of the hospital said three unidentified men had come to meet the victim, Amit Bhardwaj, at the general ward of the hospital around 7.30 pm.
“They seemed familiar to the patient who was undergoing treatment for blood-sugar at the hospital since October 12,” said Ashwanini Pandita, owner of Swami Nandlal hospital.
After sometime, the patient accompanied them to the stairs of the ward when suddenly, the three men fired indiscriminately and fled from the spot “Bhardwaj was a resident of Harsh Vihar area of Delhi where teams have been sent to find out his family,” Ghaziabad SSP Akhil Kumar said.
“The address of the patient was not clear in the hospital records and prima facie it seems that there may be some rivalry with the men, which led to the incident,” Kumar said.