Miscreants open fire at house in Gorakhpur over old rivalry

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 15 May 2018 10:57:35


Staff Reporter

Group of miscreants opened fire on a house situated behind Gurudwara over an old rivalry under the jurisdiction of Gorakhpur police station in the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. Thereafter, miscreants reached the toll barrier of their rival and opened fire on a worker, who sustained bullet injuries in Gora Bazar.Gorakhpur police informed that a man named Mehboob Ali (52), a resident of behind Gorakhpur Gurudwara, lodged a complaint that he, along with his family members, was sleeping in his house. At about 1:45 am, they heard loud noises in front of house. His younger brother Rehman Ali came out on a gallery when one of the miscreants named Chhoty Choubey asked for a man named Shahrukh and warned for keeping him out from the house.

Before he could learn their intentions, the group of miscreants led by Chhotu Choubey and Nikhil Naidu comprised of 15-20 persons opened fire on his house. Hearing the noise of firing, residence came out from their houses when miscreants threatened them and escaped from the spot on their motorcycles.Acting on the complaint, Gorakhpur police have registered a case under sections 307, 147, 148, 149 and 294 of the IPC and started investigation into the case.On the other hand, Gora Bazar police received information that a man named Vikas alias Sandeep Prajapati (32),a resident of Arya Samaj Mandir in Gorakhpur, sustained bullet injuries and was admitted for treatment at hospital. Receiving the information, a police team reached the hospital, where injured Sandeep informed that he, along with Jittu Yadav and Jai Srivas of Kajarwara, was on duty at toll barrier. At around 1:30 am, 15-20 unidentified persons arrived on motorcycles and 10-12 persons laced with knives and sharp-edged weapons forcefully entered the barrier and wounded his thighs, calves, back, ribs and neck. Witnessing the attack, Jittu Yadav and Jai Srivas managed to escape from the spot.

Receiving the information, his friend Manoj Yadav reached toll barrier and rushed him to City Hospital for treatment.
Police took statements of Jittu Yadav and Jai Srivas, who informed that 15-20 unidentified persons arrived on motorcycles, pelted stones on toll barrier and fired 3-4 bullets in air. Investigating the case, police have found three empty cartridges from the spot.Gora Bazar police have registered a case under sections 307, 147, 148, 149, 294, 324, 427 and 506 of the IPC and started a search to identify and apprehend the accused.