Man shot at for saying no to friend’s booze offer

Victim, suspect natives of the same village in Bihar

Man shot at for saying no to friend’s booze offer

Tribune News Service

Panchkula, July 18

A 35-year-old man was allegedly shot at by his friend on Saturday when the former refused to take alcohol with him in Kalka. The victim, who has been admitted to the PGI, Chandigarh, was out of danger and stable.

The victim has been identified as Rajiv Kumar Yadav, a native of Bihar who has been employed as skilled labour at a senior secondary school in Sector 35, Chandigarh, for the past one year.

According to the FIR, the victim was a close friend of the suspect, Nandan Kumar, who at present resides at Sagarpur Colony of Kalka, and both hailed from the same village.

‘’The victim frequently visited the suspect at his place in Kalka. On Saturday, he went there but found Nandan was not at home. So he decided to wait with his neighbour Amit. Upon arrival, Nandan had a bottle of liquor in his hand and he subsequently insisted the victim to drink with him. When he refused, Nandan started abusing him and an argument broke out between the two which later turned into a scuffle. The victim went inside the room and locked it from inside to cool the things down. Then Nandan took out his country-made pistol and fired through the door which hit the victim in the right arm,” the FIR said, quoting the victim.

The victim was first rushed to Kalka Sub-Divisional Hospital from where he was referred to the GMCH in Sector 32 and later the PGI.

The police have registered a case under section 25 of the Arms Act and section 307 (shoot with intention to kill) of the Indian Penal Code.

Inspector Mahabir Singh, SHO of Kalka, said: “We have examined the scene of crime through forensics and a medical report has also been taken from various hospitals.’’ He added the suspect had absconded.

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