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Spate of shootings shock Noida again

In a property dispute on Monday night at Sector 20, Naresh Yadav, a resident of Sarafabad, was shot in the abdomen by Madan Singh, seriously injuring him, reports Kapil Datta.
By Kapil Datta | Hindustan Times, Noida
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2008 01:12 AM IST

In recent times, Noida and Greater Noida are increasingly plagued by robbery and gun crime. While the police are thick into crime investigations, the hospitals are bracing up for the emergency treatment of crime victims.

In a property dispute on Monday night at Sector 20, Naresh Yadav, a resident of Sarafabad, was shot in the abdomen by one Madan Singh, seriously injuring him.

Yadav was admitted to Kailash Hospital where he was operated upon to dislodge the bullet. Doctors at the hospital said his condition was stable, but he was still kept in the ICU.

Sector 20 Police Station Officer, Jagveer Singh, said a relative of Yadav had lodged an FIR against the accused, but Madan Singh had been at large until Tuesday.

In a separate shooting incident in Greater Noida, two persons were injured.

In another gun crime incident, the Jarcha police reported a shootout between two armed groups over the construction of a wall in Greater Noida in which four people were injured. Both the groups lodged a FIR against each other.

On Monday night, eight robbers broke into a retired armyman's house at Sector Alpha II. In the ensuing assault, the family members were injured.

D.P.Singh, whose son and wife were injured in the attack, told Hindustan Times that the robbers assaulted his family with sticks and knives.

Singh himself sustained injuries in his lips in his effort to resist the robbers.

The family was robbed of Rs. 23,000, a gold chain and a mobile phone.

Singh said he had filed a FIR with the Kasna police with the name of one robber whom he recognized.

Kasna Police Station Officer, Amardeep Lal, said a manhunt had been launched, but until late Tuesday, robbers were not traceable.

Singh’s son, Gaurav, a BBA student, is in an ICU at Kailash Hospital. Doctors say his condition is stable.

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