Ghaziabad: 21-year-old arrested for firing at ailing man on train in Behta
Ankur Malik, the accused is from Baghpat and stayed at Behta . Police officials said Malik started his journey from Delhi and possessed a country made weapon, a bottle of whisky and two bottles of beer which he consumed in the train.noida Updated: Jul 13, 2017 22:27 IST
The police on Thursday arrested a 21-year-old man who shot and injured a 48-year-old ailing man inside a moving train at Behta near Loni in Ghaziabad on July 5. The victim had sustained a bullet injury to his jaw and is still being treated. The accused -- who was drunk and was smoking in the train -- shot the man after he refused to share his seat with him.
Ankur Malik, the accused is from Baghpat and stayed at Behta . Police officials said Malik started his journey from Delhi and possessed a country made weapon, a bottle of whisky and two bottles of beer which he consumed in the train.
“The accused wanted to share a seat with the victim but he denied since he was drunk and also smoking. At Behta, the accused got off and fired a shot over the victim from the emergency exit window. Thereafter, he fled the spot,” said Akash Tomar, superintendent of police (city).
On July 5, after he was shot, the train passengers informed Loni railway station officials and the victim, Munawwar, was rushed to GTB Hospital in Delhi. He is from Bansi Kehda village in Shamli.
In connection with the incident, a case under section of attempt to murder was lodged by the government railway police (GRP) at Baghpat GRP station.
Malik was arrested by Kotwali civil police during a routine checking near GT Road flyover. Police said he was nabbed with a country made weapon and during the interrogation he disclosed the details of the incident that happened in the Delhi-Saharanpur Janta Express on July 5.
“I had a bag in which I kept bottles of whisky and beer. I purchased a cigarette packet and boarded train from Delhi. In between I consumed whisky and one and half bottles of beer before I started smoking. The victim denied me seat as I was drunk . He told me that he was unwell. I asked him to share the seat but he denied and kept lying on the berth,” Malik told the police.
“I got furious as I was under influence of alcohol. When the train stopped at Behta, I deboarded the train and fired a shot from the emergency exit window and fled to my house. It was an old weapon which I wanted to sell and had taken it to Delhi,” he added.