Ludhiana jewellery shop robbed at gunpoint; owner sustains bullet injuries in leg

In a CCTV camera installed at Mahavir Dharamshala, the accused were seen fleeing the spot after executing the crime.

punjab Updated: Oct 07, 2017 16:30 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
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A CCTV footage of the miscreants escaping from the Islamganj area in Ludhiana on Friday. (Gurminder Singh/HT)

In yet another shocking crime incident, four motorcycle-borne miscreants robbed 150-gm gold jewellery and Rs 50,000 cash at gunpoint from a jewellery shop in Islam Gunj on Friday afternoon. The miscreants also injured the shopowner by opening fire at him.

The shop owner, Mohinder Pal Verma, 43, told the police that at around 1pm, two miscreants, whose faces were covered, entered the shop and brandished a gun at him. They broke the glass of showcase and took 150-gm gold jewellery from it. Meanwhile, two more accomplices came in.

The accused then took a bag containing Rs 50,000 from the shop. When Verma resisted, the accused opened fire at him, injuring him in the leg.

The accused took a bag containing Rs 50,000 from the shop. When the shop owner resisted, the accused opened fire at him.

Hearing the gunshots, one of the shop employees, who was at nearby grocery store, rushed to the spot but by then the miscreants had escaped. Rakesh Kumar, the employee, said, “When I reached the shop, I was shocked to see my employer lying on floor and broken pieces of glass lying beside him. I called other shopkeepers and rushed him to the hospital.”

The shopowner was taken to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), where he is undergoing treatment.

Inspector Ashok Kumar, SHO at Division Number 2 police station, said that a case of robbery and attempt to murder has been registered against unidentified persons. He added that the police have scanned CCTVs installed in the area. In a CCTV camera installed at Mahavir Dharamshala, the accused were seen fleeing the spot after executing the crime. The police are trying to identify the accused.

First Published: Oct 07, 2017 16:30 IST