High noon at Ghaziabad - businessman shot dead (Second Lead)

February 17th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 17 (IANS) An industrialist was shot dead Tuesday after his vehicle was involved in an accident that led to two men brandishing their pistols in a scene right out of a Wild West film on a busy road in this industrial town close to the national capital.

Raj Bahadur, who was in his 30s, and his father Prem Pal Singh rushed to Sahibabad locality of Ghaziabad district after getting a panicky call from the driver of a truck owned by their company who had hit a Honda City. The driver claimed that the car’s owner, Bijendra Singh, had beaten him up.

On reaching the site of the accident, Raj Bahadur pulled out a pistol and brandished it to frighten Bijendra who responded by pulling out his own licensed pistol and pumping four bullets into the businessman’s chest, said Ghaziabad Superintendent of Police Anant Dev.

Bijendra fled after shooting Raj Bahadur, abandoning his car at the spot.

Local residents rushed Raj Bahadur to the nearby Narendra Mohan Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

“We are investigating the incident and will reveal more facts soon,” said Anant Dev.

Raj Bahadur was one of the biggest drinking water suppliers in the area and ran a water purifying plant in Lajpat Nagar area of Sahibabad.

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