Ghaziabad: With bullet in his head, boy came back to crime spot several times
The locals said both of them had come on a scooty and had some altercation before the boy allegedly shot and critically injured the girl.Updated: Dec 22, 2017 17:25 IST
The slum dwellers in a small lane between Vasundhara’s Vartalok society and Eastend Gates high rise said the boy who shot at a girl injuring her seriously, before shooting himself, made several rounds to the crime spot in search of the injured girl.
The slum dwellers were worried after they became eyewitness to the incident of crime during which shots were fired in Vasundhara’s sector-4 on Wednesday evening.
During the incident on Wednesday evening, a class 11 boy twice fired at a class 10 girl with his father’s licensed revolver. The locals said both of them had come on a scooty and had some altercation before the boy allegedly shot and critically injured the girl.
“After shooting the girl, he pulled the trigger pointing the weapon to his head. He also fell down and lay down near the girl. Nearly 10 minutes later, he got up and put the revolver to the chest of the girl. Then he pulled out her mobile and broke it off. From his mobile, he called up someone and said he had killed the girl. Seeing us, he fired a shot in the air and fled on the scooty. He was bleeding from his head,” said Mohammad Rehman, a slum dweller at the lane and also an eyewitness to the incident.
In between, other slum dwellers and some locals arrived at the spot hearing the gunshot. A car later stopped midway and picked up the injured girl and rushed her to a hospital for treatment. The police said that the some men from nearby Kanawani helped the injured girl.
“After the girl was taken away in the car, the injured boy came with two other boys on the same scooty. The injured boy was sitting behind and not driving. They were searching for the injured girl. Two of them, including the injured boy, fled on the scooty while the third one walked away afoot,” Rehman said. The two boys then came again but could not find the girl, he said.
By the time, the police had also arrived but the boys fled on the scooty.
“I shouted to police that he was the same boy but the two boys fled the spot. We were scared. The injured girl and the boy were lying under the tree for nearly 15-20 minutes. We had no courage to pick them up. We thought they were dead,” said Mohammad Irshad, another local.
“Before fleeing for the first time on his scooty, the boy picked up the revolver lying on the body of the injured girl and fired a shot in the air to scare us all. He than threw the weapon near a wall and fled on his scooty,” he added.
Another slum dweller Shahzadi said after shooting the girl, the boy had come to her while she was preparing dinner in her shanty.
“He pointed a gun towards me and asked me to pick up the injured girl and put her on the scooty. He wanted to take her away. But I refused. Her skull was ruptured and she was bleeding. I could not gather the courage to go near her. Then he went back,” Shahzadi said.
The scene of crime is barely half a kilometre from Indirapuram police station. The police later recovered the bags of both the students and traced their families.
“We questioned the boys. They said the injured boy asked them for help and we rushed along for help. Then they dropped him away from the spot. The other boys had no involvement in the entire episode,” said sub inspector Paras Malik, investigating officer in the case.
First Published: Dec 22, 2017 17:25 IST