Two shot dead in exchange of fire at Rohtak hospital

Praveen (35), a member of one of the two gangs who was undergoing treatment at the Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences here, died in the shooting incident along with the guard, Tejveer, Rohtak's Superintendent of Police B Satish Balan told PTI.

Tejveer was killed when he tried to chase the killer, who managed to escape in a vehicle after shooting him.

"Two people have been apprehended in connection with the incident," V Kamaraj, Inspector General of Police, Rohtak, said.

He said the incident took place due to "carelessness" of the two policemen posted outside the hospital and that one Sub-Inspector and a constable have been suspended.

Praveen and Jai Bhagwan, both hailing from Julana village in Jind district, were part of rival gangs, and Jai Bhagwan was admitted to the hospital after suffering a bullet injury.

Praveen was also in the hospital along with his brother after they met with an accident.

Balan said Jai Bhagwan and his associates doubted Praveen's hand in the attack on him and after seeing him in the hospital, his group opened fire at him.

Kamaraj said both Praveen and Jai Bhagwan were liquor vendors. He also said Praveen was suspected to have been involved in the attack against Jai Bhagwan.

Asked how they had managed to carry firearms to the hospital, Balan said that police was investigating this angle. A case has been registered.

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