Armed bikers attack couple in Gurugram; man dies, wife critical
Gurugram: Brazen incident of lawlessness was again exposed in Gurugram on Tuesday morning when a man and his wife were shot in Tyagi Street of Badshahpur.
It ultimately resulted in the death of the man who has been identified as 42-year-old Anand Vashishth while his wife Karishma is presently receiving treatment at a private hospital and is believed to be in critical state.
The incident took place at around 5:00 am when the couple were going to collect milk. Waiting for their targets, three men on a bike began shooting indiscriminately on the two. They pumped three bullets into Anand's body while one bullet pierced into Karishma's body.
The poor state of law and order can be gauged from the fact that barely a month ago on February 11 there was a shootout in and around the same area where the victim named Vijay barely escaped. Sources in the police now say that Anand who was an eyewitness in a case had agreed to testify against the gang leader named Tillu. Infuriated over Anand's involvement, it is speculated that the same gang carried out the firing to eliminate the 42-year-old.
Already troubled with the deteriorating law and order in the area, the latest incident of shooting was enough to protest against the inaction of Gurugram police to curb the crime. The angry agitation by the villagers resulted in the huge traffic jam starting from Badshahpur and carrying on to Sohna Road which affected not only the office-goers but also various school-going students.
Taking cognisance of the fact that the protest was affecting the traffic movement in Sohna Road which is a major part of city centre, the district police issued various advisories of the traffic situation on the social media platforms.
The incident of shooting on the busy streets of Gurugram is not a new phenomenon. In a worrying trend the brazen incidents are not only reported on the outskirts of the city but even in densely populated areas of MG road, Sohna road, Jharsa road and Sector-9 A.
In the past, dreaded gangsters, gangster's spouse, realtors, former journalist have been eliminated by their rivals through the criminal act.
In another shooting on February 11, a person named Sanjay Gujjar lost his life after being shot 17 times in Bilaspur.