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Hyderabad: Telangana youth Congress leader M Vikram Goud shot at

M Vikram Goud, son of former Andhra Pradesh minister M Mukesh Goud, was waiting for his wife and children inside the hall at his house when unidentified men rushed in, fired at him.

india Updated: Jul 28, 2017 22:55 IST
Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
Telangana youth Congress leader,Andhra Pradesh minister,M Vikram Goud
M Vikram Goud, Telangana youth Congress leader and son of former minister M Mukesh Goud.(HT Photo)

Youth Congress leader and son of former Andhra Pradesh minister M Mukesh Goud, M Vikram Goud, was allegedly shot at by unidentified men at his residence in the upscale Banjara Hills area in Hyderabad early on Friday, police said.

According to the police, the incident happened at around 3.30am at Gayatri Hills area when Goud was waiting for his wife Shipali and children inside the hall at his house to go the nearby temple to perform a puja.

The men rushed into the hall, fired at Goud and fled the spot. Shipali, who was getting ready in her bedroom upstairs, rushed down into the hall soon after hearing the gunshots and found her husband lying in a pool of blood.

With the help of the watchman and others, she immediately rushed Goud to Apollo Hospital at Jubilee Hills. He sustained bullet injuries on his right shoulder, stomach and spinal cord. The doctors removed three bullets from his body and declared him out of danger.

Hyderabad West Zone deputy commissioner of police A Venkateswar Rao visited the hospital with the local police and inquired about the incident and also interacted with Goud’s family members.

The Banjara Hills police registered an attempt to murder case following a formal complaint from Shipali. “We have deputed four teams of police personnel including a clues team along with a dog rushed to the spot and investigation is on,” said Rao.

Police said the reasons behind the firing were not known but they were trying to verify the CCTV footage of the building to find out why Goud was shot at and also nab the culprits.

They are also looking into the angle of whether Goud had any family disputes.

The weapon, supposed to be a crude pistol, was seized from Goud’s house along with a cartridge. Two empty shells were also recovered.

First Published: Jul 28, 2017 11:32 IST