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Mistaken for girl, transgender picked up, shot at in car

Mistaken for girl, transgender picked up, shot at in car

New Delhi: In a sensational case of mistaken identity, a transgender was given lift by two criminals assuming her to be a girl at Trilokpuri and was taken to Barapula Flyover on January 19 night. The two accused Sagar and Chandra Kant tried to take advantage of her and a scuffle broke out inside the car between the three. It was then the accused Sagar whipped out a pistol and shot the transgender in the stomach. Later, they dumped the transgender at Barapula. The transgender was rushed to AIIMS by a passerby.

Soon teams were formed by Nizamuddin Police station to identify and arrest the accused. And police received information that the members of the interstate Sunder Bhati Gang armed with fire arms were involved in the above firing incident would come in a car from Barapula Flyover and would go towards Moolchand Hospital to commit crime. They were apprehended after a trap was laid from Barapula.

On his search, a loaded country-made pistol was found in his possession with two live cartridges. The accused identified as Sagar, stated that around 1½ years back he was beaten by some boys of his locality. In order to take revenge from those boys, he joined Sunder Bhati Gang and started committing armed robberies and extortion with them.

"The accused disclosed that he was going to park the car in the parking of some mall in Gurgoan. He disclosed that in view of the upcoming R-Day arrangements and intensive checking by the police, keeping the car was a risky affair and so wanted to get rid of it; efforts are on to nab co-accused Chandra Kant, who is absconding after the incident," said Chinmoy Biswal, DCP,

South East Delhi.

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