Fruit vendor shot at, 2 booked for murder bid

Fruit vendor shot at, 2 booked for murder bid

Amritsar, November 27

A fruit vendor was shot at by two unidentified persons near Gobindgarh Fort here on Thursday evening. The victim, a migrant, was identified as Anil Kumar who suffered a gunshot injury on his shoulder. He was admitted to a private hospital for treatment.

The Gate Hakima police have registered a case of murder bid and under sections of the Arms Act against unidentified persons while further investigation was underway to identify the suspects.

The victim told the police that at around 7.30pm, he along with Manoj Kumar was selling apples on their pull carts near the historic Gobindgarh Fort. He said two unidentified persons travelling on a bike stopped and bought apples worth Rs 100 from him. He said when he asked for money, both of them started arguing with each other over giving money for the apples. He said during the arguments, one of them took out a pistol and opened fire which hit his left shoulder. They fled the spot.

Hearing the gunshot, Manoj Kumar, who was also a migrant, came and rushed him to hospital where he was under treatment. Both have been selling fruits near the Gobindgarh Fort for the past three years.

Dilbagh Singh, in-charge, Putlighar police chowki, and investigating officer of the case, said a case under Section 307, IPC, and sections 25, 54 and 59-A of the Arms Act had been registered against unidentified persons for now. — TNS

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