Gurgaon: Elderly woman shot at in Sector 57, property dispute suspected

The victim was admitted to a hospital and her condition is said to be stable

gurgaon Updated: Jul 16, 2017 22:42 IST
Ipsita Pati
Ipsita Pati
Hindustan times
bullet injury,Wazirabad village,Rohtak
The spot where the elderly was shot at.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

A 60-year-old woman was shot at inside her Sector 57 residence on Saturday night. The assailant came along with son of the victim’s friend. Preliminary investigations point to a property dispute behind the incident, as the victim owns a large plot on which she has a small house.

The victim, Sudha, was admitted to a private hospital in the city and her condition is stable. She lives alone at her house near Wazirabad village. She hails from Rohtak district of Haryana, police said.

According to the victim’s statement to the police, at around 10.30pm on Saturday, her door bell rang and she found Krishna, her friend’s son, at the door.

Krishna was with another unidentified man whom she had never met, the victim told police. She welcomed them home and as she went to fetch water from the kitchen, the person who was with Krishna fired at her.

The bullet hit her back. She raised alarm as she slumped to the floor. Krishna and the assailant had fled by the time her neighbours rushed in and got her admitted to the hospital, the police said.

A case has been registered at Sector 56 police station under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.

“A search operation is on for the accused. Though the investigation is at a preliminary stage, we suspect that the incident could be the fallout of a land or property-related dispute,” inspector Arvind Kumar, station house officer, Sector 56, police station, said.

Police said that the victim is mired in some land-related issues that are in court. Police said they are yet to ascertain the motive behind the attack, the court cases could well have had a role in it. The assailant planned to carry out the attack at her house as the area is isolated and she lives alone, the police said.

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Her relatives, who reached the hospital, said some people are eyeing her plot.

Earlier on February 5, Vikrant alias Vicky who lived in Gopal Nagar, Delhi, was shot dead at Palam Vihar area in Gurgaon. Vikrant, 25, son of Nepal Singh, hailed from Jhajjar district in Haryana.He suffered three bullet injuries, including one in the stomach, the police said.

First Published: Jul 16, 2017 22:42 IST