Unidentified assailants on a motorbike assaulted and shot at a labourer returning home from work on a bicycle after he failed to let them pass on a narrow road in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur town on Monday night.
Superintendent of police Anand Kumar said it was an incident of road rage.
“The victim said the bikers were continuously honking but since the road is narrow and a four-wheeler was ahead, he failed to let them pass.”
Police said a hunt was launched to nab the assailants who escaped after leaving Anil Paswan, a resident of Mushahari, in a pool of blood.
“As soon as we reached a godown storing LPG cylinders, three men on a motorbike stopped him. They started beating Anil and when he tried to resist, they fired at him and rushed towards Mushahari,” said his Santosh Prasad, who was accompanying him from work.
The friend said that he took Paswan to Mushahari primary health centre. “Doctors there referred him to Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH). But he was not admitted there because of a strike by junior doctors. Later, we took him to a private nursing home.”
Police recorded Paswan’s statement at the nursing home.
This is the second incident this May in Bihar of short-fused youth pulling the trigger after a dispute over right of way. On May 7, the son of a ruling Janata Dal (United) lawmaker shot dead a schoolboy in Gaya town after an altercation over overtaking.