Trader fired at twice in seven days

Four masked men rain bullets at his home, office

Masked car-borne men rained bullets at a property dealer’s home and office in west Delhi’s Uttam Nagar on Thursday night. This is the second such attack on the complainant over the last few days.

The entire act was captured by CCTV cameras installed outside property dealer Vijay Sharma’s home.

The footage shows the masked men getting off their car to collect the empty shells after the firing.

While the first incident involved firing only at the downed shutters of the victim’s office, on Thursday, they fired several rounds at his home near the office.

Sharma and his family escaped unhurt as they rolled over on the floor while the bullets hit the bedroom wall and pierced the door.

Police on Friday picked up for questioning four persons against whom Sharma expressed suspicion.

“The victim was involved in a property dispute with the four suspects. We questioned them but could not find any evidence of their involvement in the attack. We will question the complainant to see if there was any ulterior motive in naming the four suspects,” a senior police officer told Deccan Herald.

The first attack had taken place on March 19 night when four men fired several rounds at the closed shutters of Sharma’s office in Uttam Nagar’s Mohan Garden.

A case had been registered with the local police station but the assailants have not been identified.

On Thursday, they shifted their focus to Sharma’s home. This attack was captured by CCTV cameras.

The robbers first pelted stones at the home. As soon as Sharma came out on the balcony to take a look, the culprits began firing at him.

Sharma, however, survived the attack and rushed back into his room and alerted his wife and children who lay on the floor till the firing sound ceased.

Attack on neighbours
The attackers also fired a few rounds at Sharma’s neighbour’s house. No one in that house was injured as bullets hit portrait of deities put up on the wall.

CCTV images showed the four masked men had arrived in a Hyundai Verna car bearing a Haryana registration number, police said.

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