Gurugram: Stopped from smoking inside store, man opens fire


Gurugram, Nov 26 (IANS) A worker at a convenience store here had a narrow escape after he was shot at by an unidentified man for not allowing him to smoke inside the store in Gurugram, the police said.

The incident took place in the early hours of Friday at a 24-hour convenience store located in Sector 22, Palam Vihar.

The worker has been identified as Ashish, a store associate.

According to the police, the accused with a cigarette in his hand entered the store in Sector 22 and when the security guard requested him not to smoke inside, he scolded and abused the staff.

Security Manager Rupinder Singh told the police the man demanded that someone from the store accompany him to place the purchased goods in his vehicle, which was parked outside the store.

During this, the man eventually fired his pistol at Ashish. The man claimed that the staff at the store insulted him by restricting him from smoking and rode away from the spot in his vehicle, according to the complaint.

“The incident was captured in the CCTVs installed at the store and efforts are on to identify the suspect with the help of the vehicle’s registration number,” a police officer said.

A case has been registered under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code at the Palam Vihar police station, the police said.



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