New Delhi: A 36-year-old man was shot at and wounded by a juvenile in northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area, police said on Saturday. Four juveniles have been apprehended in connection with the incident.
According to news agency PTI, police received information about a gunshot injury to one Javed on Friday around 5.15 pm, at H-4 Block, Jahangirpuri.
Javed had sustained a bullet injury in his right eye.
Javed said that around 4.45 pm when he was near H-3 Block park, three minor boys known to him came and one of them fired a gun aimed at his face, Deputy Commissioner of Police (northwest) Usha Rangnani said, as reported by PTI.
After firing the gun, all three ran away, DCP Rangnani stated while also informing that the victim’s condition is stable.
During the interrogation, the accused revealed that Javed had beaten up the father of one of the apprehended boys around seven months back and they had shot at him to avenge that beating, the police officer said.
A CCTV footage of the incident has also surfaced on social media.
In the footage, the victim can be seen sitting near a park and he is approached by three boys, one of whom shoots at his face. All three fled the spot after the act.
#WATCH | Delhi: 4 minor boys apprehended for firing at a man in Jahangirpuri on 15th July. The man has been hospitalised. Case u/s 307 IPC registered. Accused say that the man had beaten up father of one of the minors 7 months back & they had come to take revenge.(Source: CCTV) pic.twitter.com/Icl2i4x3LN
— ANI (@ANI) July 16, 2022
Javed was shifted to BJRM Hospital and later referred to another centre, a senior police officer informed.
A case under charges of ‘attempt to murder’ has been registered at Jahangirpuri Police Station and four juveniles have been apprehended, police stated.
As per DCP Usha Rangnani, the country-made pistol used in the offence has also been recovered.
(With Agency Inputs)