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Businessman shot at trying to fight off robbers in Delhi

The first bullet pierced through his stomach, while the other went through his right shoulder, said police. Three days after the crime, the northwest district police have so far failed to identify or arrest either of the alleged assailants

delhi Updated: Sep 21, 2017 22:26 IST
Karn Pratap Singh
Karn Pratap Singh
Hindustan Times
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The first bullet pierced through his stomach, while the other went through his right shoulder, said police. Three days after the crime, the northwest district police have so far failed to identify or arrest either of the alleged assailants.

A 36-year-old businessman was shot at twice on Monday night when he tried to resist two bike-borne robbers in northwest Delhi’s Shakurpur area.

The victim, Manoj Yadav, who installs GPS in vehicles, said he was shot in the robbery attempt at around 9.45pm where two men tried to take his gold chain, bracelet and cash.

The first bullet pierced through his stomach, while the other went through his right shoulder, said police. Three days after the crime, the northwest district police have so far failed to identify or arrest either of the alleged assailants.

Yadav, speaking to Hindustan Times on the phone, said that he did not protest when they took his gold chain. “The robber wanted my gold bracelet and told me to take it off. When I said it would not come off, he tried removing it himself.”

“After I resisted, the robber took out a pistol and tried to shoot me. His first two attempts failed and I assumed he was either carrying a toy or that the gun malfunctioned. Four to five persons were present nearby. This encouraged me and I tried to fight the robbers off,” said Yadav.

However, the robbers fired two more rounds that hit Yadav. Waiving pistols to scare away bystanders, the robbers then fled on their motorcycle.

Eyewitnesses helped him as he lay on the road bleeding, he said. He alleged that they had acted like “mute” spectators during the robbery.

“I had to call the police control room myself and report the crime,” said Yadav, who lives in Shakurpur with his wife and two daughters, aged 4 and 8.

He was taken to Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital from where he was shifted to Balaji Action Hospital. His condition was stated to be serious, though out of danger.

A case under sections 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery), 397 (robbery or dacoity with attempt to cause death or grevious hurt, and 34 (common intention), of IPC along with sections 25 and 27 of Arms Act was registered at the Subhash Place police station.

A senior investigator said four teams have been formed to look into the case. Investigators showed Yadav photographs of some 20 suspects previously involved in similar cases. “The faces of three looked similar to the two who shot me,” Yadav said.

First Published: Sep 21, 2017 22:26 IST