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One dead in firing outside Jaipur hospital, search on for accused

The police said that both the victim and the assailants had prior criminal records.

jaipur Updated: Aug 04, 2017 20:07 IST
HT Correspondent
Police officials at the morgue after the firing incident that took place outside the Mahatma Gandhi Hospital on Friday.
Police officials at the morgue after the firing incident that took place outside the Mahatma Gandhi Hospital on Friday. (HT Photo)

A late night shootout, which took place outside one of the biggest hospitals in the city, has raised serious questions about the law and order situation in Jaipur.

Around 1.30 am on Friday, a person lost his life. The police said that both the victim and the assailants had prior criminal records.

According to the police, a group of people were sitting at a tea stall in front of the Mahatma Gandhi Hospital at the time of the incident. The men arrived in three cars, which were parked nearby.

“While the men were drinking tea, an altercation broke out between two people and one of them shot the other with a country-made pistol. We suspect that the men were also inebriated at the time of the incident,” said Dharam Veer Singh, station house officer, Sanganer Sadar police station.

The police said that the injured man has been admitted to the hospital but died later.

“The man who was shot dead has been identified as Gaurav Singh alias Goldy, a resident of Shyam Nagar in Jaipur. Singh had a few cases of assault and other offences registered against him at the Shyam Nagar police station,” said the SHO.

The police said that the man, who shot Singh, has been identified as Kalwinder Gurjar alias Kallu, a man from Bharatpur.

“Gurjar has three cases of attempt to murder registered against him and is a seasoned criminal. We have learnt that both Singh and Gurjar were part of a gang that mediated between people involved in financial transaction and loan repayment,” said the police.

The police further added that the brother of Gurjar is a student leader in Bharatpur. The accused, along with the other men escaped in three cars shortly after the shooting, said officials.

“Fortunately, no one else was injured in the firing,” said an official. The police have registered a case of murder against Gurjar and a search is on for him.

This incident is the latest example of deteriorating law and order situation in the city.

Last month, within a span of just two days, robberies took place at a bank in Adarsh Nagar along with a finance company in Mansarovar, with the police failing to solve either of them till date.