A shopkeeper was injured after three unidentified assailants opened fire after breaking into his hardware store in suburban Delhi’s Narela district and fleeing with cash and other valuables, police said on Sunday.
The incident took place yesterday.
The men, carried on bicycles, with their faces covered, first threatened the shopkeeper, police said. When the shopkeeper objected, one of them shot him in the leg, police said.
The men had their faces covered with a cloth and helmet when they entered the store. Attempts are now being made to catch them, officials say.
The shooting sparked a riot in the area, but no one else was injured except the shopkeeper. The incident was captured on CCTV cameras showing three men entering the hardware store on Saturday night.
They allegedly threatened the customers and staff in the store. They then pulled out the drawers from the store’s cash register, police said.
The footage showed the three men pointing their pistols at the shopkeeper and demanding money from him. When the shopkeeper resisted, one of them shot him in the leg, police said.
The men then fled with the money and valuables on their bicycles, a senior police official said. The injured shopkeeper was admitted to a nearby hospital for treatment, he said.
Outer North Deputy Police Commissioner Rajiv Ranjan Singh said:
“An FIR has been registered under strict provisions of the law and an investigation is underway. Multiple Outer North district police teams are working around the clock to get the perpetrators booked,” said Rajiv Ranjan, Deputy Police Commissioner for Outer North. Delhi.