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Delhi: 20-year-old shot at outside Saket pub after brawl

A 20-year-old youth Anvesh got into an altercation with the accused Bhanu, inside the pub on Sunday night. Later, when Anvesh was leaving the pub, Bhanu followed and picked a fight with him before shooting him thrice. One bullet hit Anvesh in his abdomen.

delhi Updated: Apr 13, 2017 07:15 IST
Shiv Sunny
Shiv Sunny
Hindustan Times
Delhi news,Delhi crime,Delhi pub brawl
Ankit, a resident of Madangir, was shot at thrice after being brutally thrashed. He received a bullet in his abdomen and was taken to the hospital/(AFP FILE)

A 20-year-old youth was shot at after a brawl at a crowded pub in south Delhi’s Saket turned ugly on Sunday evening .

Police said that the youth was thrashed before being shot at right outside the pub.

The victim, Ankit, a resident of south Delhi’s Madangir, was shot at thrice, police said . One bullet hit him in his abdomen, but Anvesh survived. Doctors at AIIMS later operated and managed to remove the bullet from his body and his condition is stated to be out of danger.

Ankit later said he was not traumatised by his bullet injury, but was rather more concerned about revealing about the attack to his parents. “I don’t want my parents to know that I visited a pub and got shot after a brawl,” he told HT, a day after being discharged from AIIMS trauma centre.

After being discharged Ankit, therefore, has tried keeping a distance from his parents and has been taking extra care to conceal his bandages . He has , however, confided about the incident to his elder brother.

Ankit, police said, lives with his family in Madangir and is a Class 12 student at a government school in the area.

The tiff between Ankit and the accused, 21-year-old Bhanu Singh, began around 5pm inside Club London pub located in Saket District Centre. Ankit and Bhanu both had gone to the pub with their friends.

“A singer named Abaaz was performing at the club that evening. There was a lot of crowd and we were jostling for space while dancing,” Ankit told HT. While dancing, Ankit happened to accidentally hit another guest , triggering a verbal spat between them.

The problem appeared to have been sorted out at that moment. Later, when Ankit was leaving the pub the accused, Bhanu, allegedly followed him . “He again picked up a fight with me and began trying to punch and kick me outside the pub. When I fought back, he pulled a gun out from his pocket and fired three-four rounds at me before running back into the pub,” alleged Ankit.

The victim lay injured with a bullet wound, but managed to call the police. He was subsequently rushed to AIIMS and operated on. The police registered a case of attempt to murder and used CCTV footage and local intelligence to identify the attacker.

“Bhanu Singh was arrested on Monday morning. He is an unemployed youth living in South Delhi,” said Chinmoy Biswal, Additional DCP (South).

First Published: Apr 12, 2017 12:53 IST