Man shot at for opposing girl’s harassment

December 4th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) An autorickshaw owner was shot at and injured by two motorcycle-borne assailants in east Delhi after he objected to their harassing a girl at a bus stand, police said Sunday.

Ajay Kumar Anand, 38, a resident of Bhajanpura, was hit by a bullet in stomach at Bhajanpura around 9.45 p.m.

“He noticed that two motorbike-borne men stopped near a bus stop seeing a single girl. They were harassing her and were forcing her to come along with them,” said a police officer.

Anand, who was standing near a betel shop, intervened and asked the men not to harass the girl. But the two started abusing Anand.

When they saw other on-lookers gathering near the spot, they fired two bullet - one in air and one at Anand. The bullet hit Anand’s stomach and he fell to the ground.

The assailants fled from the spot and the girl also left the spot in haste, police said.

“Anand was rushed to hospital where he is undergoing treatment. His condition is still critical,” said the police officer.

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