Delhi: 15-year-old, tries to foiled snatching bid, gets shot atLast updated on Oct 21, 2018, 12:32 am
A 15-year-old boy was shot at by miscreants on Friday morning after he tried to foil a snatching bid in Delhi's Shalimar Bagh area.
The boy was filling in for his father at their coconut-water stall when two men riding a bike targeted a man identified as Praveen Kumar Jain.
He was rushed to a hospital and is said to be stable.
Jain was attacked when he came to buy coconut water
The incident took place between 8:15 AM and 8:30 AM when Jain came to purchase coconut water from the shop.
Just then, two men (one wearing a helmet, and another covering his face) approached Jain and tried stealing the chain.
At that time, the boy was talking with his brother on the phone. He rushed to Jain's aide on seeing the incident.
Seeing Jain being attacked, boy pounced on miscreants
Instead of the chain, the pillion rider caught hold of Jain's collar. He lost his balance and fell.
Seeing this, the boy jumped on the pillion. The miscreants panicked and one of them shot a bullet which hurt the boy's shoulder. Another bullet was fired in the air to scare the morning joggers.
Jain picked the boy and took him to Fortis Hospital.
Eyewitness says after shooting the bike borne men fled
"The minor collapsed on the road while the man fired another shot in the air to keep the public away and fled away from the spot in their bike. The victim was rushed to Fortis hospital. In the meantime the police were informed," an eyewitness said.
Boy's brother says he went offline while talking on phone
From Fortis, the boy was recommended to Safdarjung Hospital, where he underwent surgery. His brother said the boy went offline while talking and he heard two gunshots.
"I disconnected the call and called him again. A passerby picked up the call and told me the entire episode," he said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) Aslam Khan said CCTV footage is being examined to catch the accused.