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Businessman wounded in Ghatkopar shootout

4 unidentified armed men threatened Ramsingh to hand over the cash and gold, reports Megha Sood.

india Updated: Nov 14, 2006 00:28 IST
Megha Sood
Megha Sood

A businessman was seriously wounded when four unknown men open fire at him while he was travelling in a taxi at Ghatkopar on Monday evening. The man was rushed to the Sion Hospital and is admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

According to the police, the incident occurred at around3 pm. Narayan Ramsingh, a small time businessman along three others was on his way to Ghatkopar in a taxi.

As they were passing the Sion-Tombay Bridge, a white Honda City car followed the taxi. After following the cab for approximately 10 minutes it overtook the taxi and obstructed it.

The four unidentified armed occupants of the car got down and allegedly threatened Ramsingh to hand over the cash and gold he was carrying with him at gunpoint.

When Ramsingh denied their demand one of the four shot him, snatched the Rs 50,000 and 200gms gold from him and fled away instantly. The taxi driver informed the police, who arrived at the spot and took Ramsingh to the hospital.

“The act was a completely organized and planned. The motive of the alleged accused was robbery, as the culprits knew very well where the businessmen were headed. The four accused are still absconding. We are trying to find out the number of the car to identify the culprits,” said DCP zone VIII, Niket Kaushik.
“They first threatened them and even told the driver to stay put threatening him with a chopper and then fired one round from a country-made revolver injuring one of them on the shoulder,” added Kaushik.

First Published: Nov 14, 2006 00:28 IST