A City Union Bank guard allegedly opened fire at some people, who got involved into a scuffle with him over a money dispute on Friday. In the hullabaloo, a bullet accidentally hit a woman, who was passing by, in her shoulder.
The 61-year-old woman, who was crossing the road near Gill Chowk on Friday afternoon, has been identified as Mohinder Kaur of Simlapuri. She was rushed to a nearby hospital, where her condition is stated to be stable.
The Simlapuri police reached the spot and initiated a probe. The rifle used by the guard, Kartar Singh, was confiscated.
The police was successful in solving the case with the help of close-circuit television cameras (CCTVs) installed both outside as well as inside the bank. The CCTVs were able to record the footage and provide the requisite details.
Simlapuri SHO Balwinder Singh said, “Preliminary investigation suggests that three persons, one Rahul along with his wife Arvinder Kaur and sister-in-law came to visit Kartar Singh, as he had guaranteed to return the Rs 1.26 lakh borrowed by his nephew, Bittu, one-and-a-half-years ago to repair his house. The trio came to meet Kartar Singh, as he was the guarantor,” the SHO said.
“They then got into an altercation with the guard, as he refused to help them to get back the money. The altercation turned sour and the guard opened fire from his rifle,” said Singh.
“The bullet missed the target and instead hit the shoulder of a woman passing by,” he added.
Earlier, the guard had taken a plea that the bullet was shot accidentally from the rifle, as the trio tried to snatch the rifle from his hands.
The police, however, went through the CCTV recordings, where it became clear that Kartar had intentionally opened fire at them. He was arrested under Sections 308, 336 and 506 of the IPC.