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Bank guard’s gun accidentally goes off, injures customer in south Delhi

The incident took place inside a branch of the Vijaya Bank in the Defence Colony area.

delhi Updated: Aug 21, 2018 17:01 IST
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The weapon used by the guard has been recovered from the spot along with an empty and five live cartridges. (File photo)

The gun of a guard employed with a bank in south Delhi accidentally went off, injuring a customer on Tuesday, police said.

The incident took place inside a branch of the Vijaya Bank in the Defence Colony area, they said.

The guard, Rudra Pal Singh, is a retired army man. The injured person was identified as Rajender Singh, who is being treated at the Moolchand Hospital, police said.

The Defence Colony police station received a call about the incident at 1:30 pm, they said.

The weapon used by the guard has been recovered from the spot along with an empty and five live cartridges, Deputy Commissioner of Police (south), Romil Baaniya, said.

The guard has been arrested and case had been registered. The matter is being investigated.

First Published: Aug 21, 2018 17:00 IST