Meghalaya: Unidentified men open fire at trader’s son during failed robbery attempt

Meghalaya: Unidentified men open fire at trader’s son during failed robbery attempt

TURA | July 03, 2019:

In a failed robbery attempt, unidentified men opened fire at one person while he was trying to fight them off after they tried to snatch his bag containing the day's earnings at Chibinang town of Phulbari in West Garo Hills.

The person who was shot at sustained a bullet wound on his leg. He is the son of a grocery store owner, Shah Alom Akond of Kalapnai village in Chibinang.

According to police, the trader was returning from his wholesale grocery store at Chibinang market in the plain belt region at around 8:30 in the night when the incident took place.

As the trader and his son, Raihan Akond were walking home three unidentified men suddenly appeared in the dark and tried to snatch the bag that the son was carrying.

As the father and son duo fought off the robbers, one of the criminals fired a shot from a country-made pistol hitting Alom's son Raihan on his left heel. Two of the criminals were reportedly wearing helmets while a third had concealed his face with a mask.

The unidentified men managed to escape soon after firing the shot.

The injured victim was later taken to Phulbari health centre for treatment where doctors declared him out of danger. Police have beefed security in the Chibinang area and a search is on to nab the gang behind the attempted robbery.

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