Sunday, April 2, 2023

Bike-borne youths open fire at electronic shop, one injured


Empty cartridges recovered from inside the shop

Jamshedpur: A gang of five bike-borne youths launched an armed attack on an electronic shop at Jalebi Line in Sakchi market late last night.

Led by a 26-year-old youth, Manish Singh, the attackers had fired two shots inside the Harish Electronics. The shop is owned by Ashok Chaudhury. The shots however missed the target and the shop keeper, Aman Kumar, who was inside escaped unhurt.

But Aman (23) who is nephew of Ashok Chaudhury, sustained injury in his right leg as he tried to save himself by shutting the shutter when he was attacked.

The incident took place at around 10 pm when Aman preparing to close the shop. As he was about to close down the shutters, the five youths came in two bikes and barged into the shop and sought for Ankur Chaudhury, the cousin of Aman. But, as Ankur was not at the shop, one of them had fired two shots inside the shop where Aman was standing.

After firing, the attackers fled the spot. Soon Aman informed the Sakchi police leading a police party led by OC, Madan Kumar Sharma reached the spot. The police had also taken Aman to MGM Medical College Hospital for the injury he had sustained in the leg.

In this connection, the police have registered a case of attempted murder and under Arms Act against Manish Singh, who is a resident of Jugsalai and four others whose identity could not be established.

“We are investigating the incident. We have registered a case against the attackers on the FIR lodged by Aman Chaudhury, but no one could be arrested so far,” said Sharma.

The OC said they have recovered one of the empty cartridges from inside the shop today It goes to prove that the attackers had entered into the shop last night. He said they are trying to figure out the reason behind the attack. He noted the dispute appears to be related with monetary transaction between Manish Singh and Ankur Chaurdhury.

When questioned Aman said that those who had attacked their shop were looking for his cousin Ankur. “Manish who is a resident of Jugsalai had some monetary transaction with my cousin Ankur. The attackers had asked me about Ankur soon after they entered into the shop. But, as they did not find him, they got agitated and fired two shots in desperate,” said Aman.

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