Juvenile apprehended for shooting at boy in Dwarka
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Monday said they have apprehended a juvenile in conlict with law for opening fire on another boy in Dwarka.
The juvenile delinquent had fired on the minor victim to take revenge for a petty quarrel with the victim on the morning on February 23.
According to police, the accused juvenile was apprehended on February 25, after the police team received a tip-off that the accused – who had shot at a young boy in west Delhi's Uttam Nagar area over being asked to not consume an addictive substance – would come near Chhat Puja Sthal, Safeda Park in Uttam Nagar to meet his friends.
Based on this information, a police team laid a trap and arrested the juvenile.
The weapon used for the offence was also recovered from the possession of the juvenile. As the accused is below 18 years of age, he was apprehended and produced before the Juvenile Justice Board.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Santosh Kumar Meena stated that at about 9.15 am on February 23, the victim – also a minor – was passing through a park at Vidya Vihar in Uttam Nagar, when he saw the delinquent sitting in the park with two of his friends and inhaling fluid.
"He scolded them and asked them to leave the park. A quarrel erupted between them and the minor scuffle took place. However, the victim left the place and reached the weillding shop at Hastsal Village, Uttam Nagar, where he worked.
"After a couple of hours, the delinquent reached the shop with a pistol and threatened the victim," said the DCP.
The victim dared the accused to shoot him. In a fit of rage, the juvenile aimed at the victim and fired at him.
The victim tried to duck but the bullet and ended up piercing his left arm. A case of attempt-to-murder was registered at Uttam Nagar police station and the investigation was taken up.