Milk booth owner shot at in Delhi

December 21st, 2008 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) A 46-year-old milk booth owner was allegedly shot at by four unidentified assailants here, the police said Sunday. “The firing incident took place around 10.30 p.m. Saturday at Mayur Vihar Phase I pocket-IV. The Mother Dairy booth owner, Ramesh was closing the shop when suddenly four unidentified assailants on two motorcycles stopped outside and asked him to hand over whatever money he had,” a senior police officer said.

“But Ramesh resisted and started shouting. On this, they first shot him in the arm and then hit his head with the gun. They then fled from the place,” the police officer added.

The assailants, however, didn’t take the money Ramesh was carrying.

“The victim had more than Rs.20,000 in cash with him. But even after the assailants attacked him, they didn’t take the money,” the police officer said.

Ramesh was rushed to a nearby hospital where his condition is stated to be out of danger, the police added.

“The victim is running the milk booth for several years and lives in Bhajanpura area of northeast district with his wife and two children. He is a retired army officer and had taken voluntary retirement,” the police officer said.

“The victim told us that he doesn’t have any personal enmity with anyone. But we are probing the case from both angles, robbery and personal enmity, as the attackers didn’t take the cash with them,” the police officer said.

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