4 gun­men fire at shopowner, flee

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

New Delhi: Gun­men chased a shopowner through the streets of Us­man­pur and opened fire at him when he tried to flee on a bike through a lane in north­east Delhi’s Us­man­pur. The in­ci­dent was cap­tured by a CCTV cam­era in­stalled at the mouth of the lane. It was found that the man had a dis­pute with some peo­ple at his vil­lage in Bu­land­shahr. The in­ci­dent cre­ated panic in the area.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened around 6pm on Thurs­day evening when the vic­tim, Mo­ham­mad Has­san, was on his way to his shop in lane num­ber18. It was found that he had a fight with the ac­cused at their vil­lage over ob­serv­ing Muharram a few weeks back, dur­ing which the ac­cused had threat­ened him with dire con­se­quences.

On Thurs­day, four men car­ry­ing pis­tols tracked down Has­san and fol­lowed him till the road out­side his shop and opened fire. Has­san was rid­ing pil­lion on a bike along with his friend and fell off the two-wheeler after be­ing shot.

The CCTV footage showed the men car­ry­ing pis­tols run­ning after the bike. As soon as Has­san and his friend turned a cor­ner, one of them opened fire at him. His friend lost bal­ance when the bul­let hit Has­san on his waist. When they fell, one of the men tried to fire an­other round at him, but the gun seemed to have jammed. The man then kicked Has­san a few times, threat­ened him and fled along with the oth­ers.

Some passersby in the nar­row lane had a close shave as the bul­lets flew. The men fired an­other round from a dis­tance but missed Has­san again. He was taken to a hos­pi­tal, where he is un­der­go­ing treat­ment.

“We have reg­is­tered a case of at­tempt to mur­der against Has­san’s ri­val and are look­ing for him in the lo­cal­ity,” said Ved Prakash Surya, DCP, north­east.

The CCTV footage showed the men car­ry­ing pis­tols run­ning after the bike

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