Thieves fleeing after stealing bike open fire at man

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 10

Thieves fleeing after stealing a motorcycle from the Moti Nagar area opened fire at the owner. The latter was chasing them and he had a miraculous escape when thieves fired at him.

Later, the police identified the suspects as Ranjan Kumar of Sarpanch Colony and Ankit Kumar of Gobindgarh village.

Complainant Sunil Kumar of Sherpur Kalan told the police that he had borrowed a motorcycle from his friend and on June 8, he had parked the vehicle outside his house. The next morning, he heard some noise outside his house and when he went to the place, he was shocked to see that his motorcycle was missing.

He said when he asked his neighbours, they said two unknown persons had stolen the motorcycle and fled the spot.

“Afterwards, I started chasing them but the thieves after noticing me, opened fire at me. Fortunately, I escaped unhurt,” he said.

Investigating officer ASI Anil Kumar said after registering a case late on Wednesday evening, when a probe started in the matter, both suspects were identified.

Later, one of the accused, Ankit, was arrested. The police also recovered a live cartridge and a motorcycle from the suspect.

ASI Kumar said raids were also being conducted to nab the other suspect.

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