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Ghaziabad: Woman shot and injured in sons’ fight over property

A 55-year-old woman sustained a gunshot wound after a fight between her sons over property turned ugly and one of them pulled out a gun and shot the other late Monday night in Loni town of Ghaziabad. The duo left the scene along with their injured mother. The police have so far failed to track the two men and the woman.

noida Updated: Apr 26, 2017 14:16 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times
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The house remained locked on Tuesday.

A 55-year-old woman sustained a gunshot wound after a fight between her sons over property turned ugly and one of them pulled out a gun and shot the other late Monday night in Loni town of Ghaziabad. The duo left the scene along with their injured mother. The police have so far failed to track the two men and the woman.

According to the police, the incident took place at Rameshwar Park house where the two men — Pawan, 25, and Vikas, 20 — lived. A fight broke out between the two over some property issue. Their mother Geeta Devi, 55, was also present in the house at that time and she tried to intervene. In the process, she got shot after one of them pulled out a gun.

“When she intervened, one of the brothers fired from a countrymade weapon and their mother sustained a bullet injury. The two men later rushed her for treatment. Both men and their injured mother are yet to be traced,” said Srikant Prajapati, circle officer (Loni).

The police on Monday night inspected the scene of crime after locals alerted them that they heard the brothers fight around 10pm and a shot being fired soon after.

“We are trying to trace the two. It is suspected that they went to some private hospital or nursing home for getting their mother treated. If they had gone to some government hospital, the police would have been informed. Our teams are also trying to trace them in private hospitals and nursing homes under our jurisdiction,” Prajapati said.

So far, the police has not lodged any complaint in the incident but said that they will suo motu take cognizance as one of the two men had fired a weapon which hit the woman.

The house remained locked on Tuesday as police teams are carrying on a search for the men.

First Published: Apr 25, 2017 22:29 IST