Guard shoots fruit-seller over price of man­goes

The Asian Age - - City -

Noida, July 3: A young fruit seller was hos­pi­talised af­ter be­ing shot at by a pri­vate se­cu­rity guard in Noida on Fri­day al­legedly af­ter a clash that broke out due to a dis­pute over the price of man­goes, police said.

The 25-year-old fruit seller has been iden­ti­fied as Pardesi, while the ac­cused se­cu­rity guard is 40year-old Sa­ten­dra Nath Pandey, who has been ar­rested, the police said.

The in­ci­dent took place near Khoda Colony, un­der Sec­tor 58 police sta­tion lim­its, ad­di­tional deputy com­mis­sioner of Police, Noida, Ran­vi­jay Singh said.

“The se­cu­rity guard was re­turn­ing home af­ter night duty at the of­fice in Sec­tor 27. He stopped to buy fruits near Khoda Colony where a dis­pute broke out be­tween him and some of the fruit sell­ers over the rates of man­goes. The fruit sell­ers got into a phys­i­cal duel with him af­ter which he left for his of­fice from where he came back with a gun,” Mr Singh said.

“Af­ter re­turn­ing to the spot, he shot one of the fruit sell­ers with whom he had a fight on his leg, leav­ing him in­jured,” the of­fi­cer said.

The in­jured fruit seller was rushed to a nearby hos­pi­tal for treat­ment im­me­di­ately when the police were alerted and the ac­cused man taken into cus­tody, ad­di­tional deputy com­mis­sioner of police Singh said.

An FIR has been reg­is­tered at the Sec­tor 58 police sta­tion and fur­ther pro­ceed­ings in the case were un­der­way, the police said.

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