Two held for shooting at man

New Delhi: Two persons, who shot at a 35-year-old man to take revenge for being slapped by him during an argument, have been arrested, police said today. Rajiv, 26 and Lalit alias Gandhi, 25 — both residents of village Galibpur in South West district were arrested yesterday for shooting at Inderpal alias Mandhu on Jaunary 7, to take revenge for being slapped by him, a senior police official said.

Mandhu, also a resident of the village and a farmer, was shot in his neck and back by Rajiv, Gandhi and one of his friend on Jaunary 7. "He had scolded a Class XI student, Vikas alias Tina for taking up quarrel in his school. But Rajiv and Gandhi (cousins of Vikas) resisted and abused him. Enraged by their behaviour Mandhu slapped Rajiv and Gandhi," DCP (South West) Anil Kumar Ojha said. Children of his village go to a school in Malikpur village where Tina used to pick up quarrel with the students who complained of his misconduct to Mandhu. Both the accused then threatened Mandhu with dire consequences.

After 10 days, on January 7, both of them along with one of their friends came on a motorcycle and called Mandhu out when he was watching CD in a vehicle near village Chaupal at 2.30 PM. When he reached near the bike Gandhi and the unknown boy opened fire. Two bullets pierced through his neck and back and the assailants managed to flee leaving their motorcycle behind. Injured Mandhu was taken to RTRM Hospital, the official said.