Youth shot at, bike snatched

Youth shot at, bike snatched

A youth was shot at by two unknown persons who snatched his bike and fled away. The incident occurred near Sarhale drain falling under the Mattewal police station area. Photo for representation only.

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 26

A youth was shot at by two unknown persons who snatched his bike and fled away. The incident occurred near Sarhale drain falling under the Mattewal police station area on Sunday. The police have registered a case against unidentified persons.

Pardeep Singh (28), a resident of Bal Bawa village, told the police that on Sunday he was going to Jalandhar on his bike (PB-02-DZ-6154). He said when he reached Sarhale Wali drain, two unknown persons suddenly came out of the paddy fields and stopped him. They were equipped with pistols.

He said one of the youth entered into a scuffle with him when he resisted their attempt for snatching his bike. In the scuffle they fell in the paddy fields. He said the other youth fired a shot at him in which he narrowly escaped. However, another shot pierced left side of his chest following which he fell down. The accused snatched his bike and fled away. Some persons rushed him to a private hospital in Amritsar.

The Mattewal police have registered a case under Sections 394, 379-B (2) and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act against unidentified persons.

Meanwhile, the Majitha police have arrested a snatcher while his accomplice is still on run after they snatched gold earrings of a woman on Bhai Salo road in Majitha on Sunday.

Pushpa Devi, the victim, said on Sunday evening when she along with her husband was having walk at Bhai Salo road, two youth came from behind and caught hold of her. They snatched her earrings and fled after throwing her on ground due to which she was injured. She said on her shouts two local youths, Amanpreet Singh and Harpal Singh, chased the unidentified robbers but they managed to flee. However, they identified the two accused as Manpreet Singh of Nangal Pannua and Nishan Singh of Majitha vegetable market.

The police later arrested Manpreet Singh and recovered a gold earring from his possession.

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