Police rule out rivalry, love angle in firing case

Police rule out rivalry, love angle in firing case

Mukhtar Hussain, 28, received a bullet injury, while he was at his first-floor tenement of a three-storeyed building on Kumbarpet Main Road Cross.

When this reporter visited the spot on Monday, Rahamat, an eye-witness, said: “There were three others - Peeraj, Sofi and Hussain - apart from me in the room. They shot Hussain and fled without taking anything from here.”

Describing the incident, he said: “I was seated opposite Hussain who was facing the door when they entered. One of them held me by my neck to prevent me from turning my head and pointed a revolver at Hussain. Peeraj and Sofi (aged between 16 and 19) pushed themselves to a corner.”

He said the assailants fired suddenly as Hussain and he began screaming for help. However, it will be difficult to just say the offenders fired in panic and fled without stealing anything.

Quiet person

But Khadir, a neighbour, one of the first persons to reach the spot and help shift Hussain to the hospital, said: “He has been here for over five years and we have never seen him fight with anybody. He was a quiet, shy person.”

The police, quoting some of the eyewitnesses, said that the person who fired the bullets was a tall, lean guy wearing a black jacket.

Meanwhile, the police have recovered two more bullets from the spot and have now confirmed that three rounds were fired from the countrymade revolver. More than two people, dressed in black and wearing caps, had barged into the room and fired at Hussain.

Victim recovering

Hussain, who is being treated at Victoria Hospital, is recovering and will be discharged by Thursday.

The Ulsoor Gate Police tried to dig out some facts. But, they failed in their attempt as neither the victim nor his family members were in a mood to co-operate with the investigation.