Patna: Two medicine dealers from Begusarai are battling for their lives after being shot at and critically injured by a gang of armed criminals late on Tuesday night.
The incident took place when the victims – Om Prakash Agrawal and his son Varun Kumar Agrwal – were returning to their home in Mungeriganj on a motorbike after closing down their medicine shop. While Om received three bullet injuries, his son suffered injuries in his leg.
The father-son duo were rushed to the Begusarai sadar hospital from where they were later shifted to a private nursing home of the district headquarters town.
The condition of Om Agrawal was stated to be critical. The victims’ family members alleged that they tried to contact senior police officials but in vain.
Later, a police team rushed to the private hospital and recorded the statement of the injured.
Prima facie it appeared to be a case of robbery. “The cause behind the murderous attack on the father-son duo is yet to be ascertained,” said a police officer.
Fruit seller shot at
In Buxar, a fruit seller identified as Kanhaiya Choudhary was shot at and critically injured when he was going to purchase fruits from the local bazar samiti on foot.
The incident took place around 7am near ITI ground under the jurisdiction of Model police station of the district headquarters town. The injured, Kanhaiya, was immediately admitted to Buxar sadar hospital in a critical condition.
Police said the motive of the assailants was to rob the trader of his money. The criminal fired at him when he resisted the loot attempt.
A police officer posted at Model police station said that raids were under way to arrest the criminals involved in the incident.
The police officer said that Kanhaiya was later referred to the Patna Medical College and Hospital for better treatment. The police have failed to make any breakthrough in the case.
Escape from cops
Mehandi Hasan, arrested on the charge of violating prohibition, escaped from police custody in Buxar on Tuesday evening. Police said Mehandi dodged members of the escort team and fled when he was being taken to court for production. Mehandi was among 12 persons arrested on Monday for manufacturing and selling country liquor.
A minor accused, kept at a remand home after a case of theft, fled from the Nalanda Medical College and Hospital in Patna on Tuesday. He was admitted there on Monday, said Alamganj police station house officer Om Prakash. No FIR has as yet been lodged in the case.
Courtesy: The Telegraph