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Elderly businessman shot at for resisting robbery

New Delhi, Nov 21, 2012, DHNS:

An elderly businessman was shot at by assailants when he resisted a robbery attempt at north-east Delhi’s Seelampur on Tuesday. The robbers also opened fire on the victim’s son, but he escaped unhurt.

Jyotiram Garg, 75, of Krishna Nagar runs a plastic packing material shop at Brahmpuri. He suffered a gunshot wound on his right hand and was rushed to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital.

“The robbers tried to snatch Jyotiram’s bag, which had a lunch box and some documents. They might have assumed that Jyotiram was carrying cash,” according to a police official.

The incident took place when Jyotiram was returning home from his shop with his son
Ramcharan, 39, around 9 pm on Tuesday. “Ramcharan was shutting down the shop, while Jyotiram was sitting on the rear seat of their Maruti WagonR car when they were approached by three masked men,” the official said.

The accused opened fire at Ramcharan without warning and went towards the car when he fled from the spot. They broke the car window and tried to snatch a bag carried by Jyotiram at gunpoint.

“Jyotiram was then dragged out of the car and shot at when he refused to loosen his grip on the bag. Seeing his father being attacked, Ramcharan came back and tried to interfere,” the official added.

The robbers kept on firing at the father-son duo, but finally fled from the spot after locals started gathering.

A call was also made to the police control room after which a local police team rushed Jyotiram to GTB Hospital.

“We also recovered cartridges and shells from the spot,” the official said.

A case has been lodged over Ramcharan’s statement with Seelampur police station.

Youth stabbed

A youth was critically injured after being stabbed by unidentified robbers at east Delhi’s Nand Nagari, police said on Wednesday.

Rahul, 22, was returning home after visiting his sister’s marital home when the incident took place late on Tuesday. He was taken to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, where his condition is said to be stable.

“Rahul told the robbers that he was carrying only Rs 5 in cash, but they still wanted to snatch it. He was stabbed when he tried to fight the attackers,” a police official said.
The assailants fled from the spot after Rahul collapsed on the ground. A passerby informed police after which he was rushed to hospital. A case has been lodged.

 

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