Jamshedpur, Jan 30: An unidentified youth entered a house and shot at a SUV in Shastrinagar under Kadma police station area late on Friday night, triggering sensation in the densely-populated locality in the morning.
According to information, three shots were fired at the SUV and one of the bullet remained stuck in the vehicle’s rear seat where a threat letter was also found lying near the vehicle. The police recovered three empty cartridges from the crime scene.
The vehicle owned by Rishikesh Chandra was parked inside the garage of his house at Block No 4 in Shastrinagar. The vehicle owner who is a material supplier of Tata Steel lodged an FIR with the Kadma police station on Saturday morning, leading the police to start investigation.
The CCTV camera has caught the act of firing in front of the house. Fifty five year old Chandra said he has no dispute with anyone and such act must have been committed by some local criminal with an intention to extort money.
The police have taken the footage in which one lone youth was seen going over to the place where Chandra’s house is located and returning on foot.
In the letter it has been written that the victim must pay `rangdaari’ (extortion money) or be ready to die, adding that the death will be more frightening than that of transporter Upendra Singh.
Deputy superintendent of police (headquarters-II) Arvind Kumar who looks after the Kadma area confirmed about the shooting at a stationary SUV. “As per the investigation, it appears that some criminal has tried to instil fear in the mind of the vehicle owner who is a Tata Steel supplier. We have obtained the CCTV camera and are trying to detect the person involved in the crime,” said Kumar.
Police have detained more than one suspects and are trying to detect the case by interrogating them.