Man killed as thieves open fire after failed burglary bid

The 24-year-old civil engineer was giving the burglars a chase

jaipur Updated: Feb 10, 2018 22:18 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Kota
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The victim was shot in the head.(HT File)

A gang of thieves opened fire after a failed bid to burgle a house in Rajasthan’s Bundi district, leading to the death of a 24-year-old man, police said Saturday.

The incident took place Friday night and Mohammad Raheem, a civil engineer by profession, died in a hospital during treatment Saturday morning.

Raheem’s father Mohammad Ayyub lodged a complaint at Talera police station based on which an FIR has been registered.

According to sub-inspector Khemraj Meena of Talera police station, 5-6 members of the gang tried to break into Ayyub’s house in Shivaji Nagar area Friday night. Hearing some noise, the father-son duo came out of the house forcing the thieves to flee from the spot.

Raheem gave a chase to the thieves upon which they opened fire. Rahim suffered bullet injury in head and was rushed to Maharao Bhim Singh Hospital in Kota, from where he was taken to a private hospital in the city, the police official said, adding that he died this morning.

A case under Section 302 (murder) of IPC has been lodged against unidentified persons.

Efforts were underway to nab the gang members, the SHO said. Bundi Superintendent of Police Yogesh Yadav visited the spot today.

First Published: Feb 10, 2018 22:18 IST