A female security guard was shot dead and two others were injured after unidentified assailants shot them with country-made pistol in Surat on Sunday night. While the female guard died during treatment,others two are in critical condition.
The incident happened when one Pradeep Kushwaha,a resident of Ishwarnagar in Sachin GIDC,was standing with his friends Vishal Jariwala and Rajrani Mishra,near a general store near their house. Some youths on motorbikes came towards them and one of them fired four rounds from his pistol.
According to the police,one of the injured was a witness in a three-year-old murder case and this could have triggered the firing. Sachin GIDC police inspector N K Vyas said,The incident could be an attempt to threaten witnesses in an old murder case. We have arrested two accused,identified as Akhilesh Pandey and Rajkumar Thakur.