Boy fired at in road-rage incident

In an incident of road rage, occupants of a high-end car fired shots from an air gun at a family that was travelling in another car in the upmarket Sadashivanagar area on Sunday night.

A teenager sustained injuries on his left temple in the incident. At around 11.40 pm, Lingaraju, a resident of Venkatarangapura, was heading back home with his wife and three children in his chauffer-driven car. After passing Mekhri Circle, just as the driver was taking a left turn on Sadashivanagar 5th Cross, a recklessly driven white Honda City almost brushed against their car. 

Police said the driver and the family may have raised their voice and gesticulated provocatively at the occupants of the other car, for soon, someone from the car fired two rounds from an air pistol. It did not stop there.

The Honda City car chased them a distance and on reaching Maruti Circle, it overtook from left and the occupants fired two more rounds at the family.

This time, two pellets hit Lingaraju’s son Nitin who was seated next to the driver. The suspects sped away towards  Sankey Road. Nitin was rushed to a nearby hospital from where he was referred to Nimhans.

The family failed to note down the registration number of the car. In a police complaint, Lingaraju has mentioned two numbers, but neither of them matches with the make of the car.

Police have contacted car showrooms in Bangalore to zero in on the suspects.

Police had initially registered an attempt-to-murder case and a case under the Arms Act. But forensic and ballastic experts visited the spot and gave a report stating the weapon used did not come under the purview of the Arms Act.

Police have now dropped the case under the Arms Act.

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