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Minor among two shot at in Delhi over petty issue

IANS | February 12, 2024 10:29 AM

NEW DELHI: Two teenagers were shot at by a 19-year-old over a petty issue in northeast Delhi, an official said on Monday, adding that a manhunt has been initiated to nab the accused, who is on the run.

Sharing the details, the official said that the incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday near the Khajoor Wali Masjid, Janta Mazdoor Colony, Welcome area.

“A police control room call was received from JPC hospital at 10: 41 p.m. on Sunday, regarding the admission of two persons with gunshot injuries following which a police team was dispatched, ” said the Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast) Joy Tirkey.

The injured were identified as Amaan (18), and a 17-year-old minor, both residents of the same locality where the incident occurred.

“Aman sustained a gunshot wound on his left hand while the minor had a gunshot injury in upper abdomen, ” said the DCP.

The accused has been identified as Faizy (19), a resident of Idgah road, Janta Mazdoor Colony.

“During the initial probe, it was revealed that there was a quarrel between a minor and one Faizy two days ago over a petty issue, ” said the DCP.

On Sunday at about 9.30 p.m., they spotted each other near Khajoor Wali Masjid and again fought with each other. “Faizy took out a desi katta (country-made pistol ) and fired. Bullet first hit Amaan’s left hand, who was standing nearby, and then hit XYZ’s upper abdomen, ” said the DCP.

“Minor is admitted in the GTB Hospital and is stable. Efforts are being made to apprehend Faizy, ” the DCP added.

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