A 19-year-old woman was allegedly shot at by her former schoolmate, who she said had been stalking her for some time, in IMT Manesar on Saturday morning. Police said the woman suffered a bullet wound and is recovering at a private hospital, where her condition is stable.
Police said the incident took place around 8.50 am when the woman was on her way to work.
In her complaint, the woman, who hails from Ghaziabad, said she stays in a PG accommodation in Baskushla, IMT Manesar, and has been working in a private company in Sector 8. “I was walking to office when a man, who was my classmate in class X, arrived on a motorcycle and accosted me. I refused to talk to him, but he kept forcing me to have a conversation with him. When I walked away, he pulled out a gun and put it against my neck. He then shot me in the back of the head. The bullet hit me slightly above the neck area and I fell unconscious,” the FIR quotes her as saying.
She said the accused was infatuated with her, but she had turned down his advances several times. “I repeatedly told him I did not love him and he should stop following and stalking me. We had several fights on this issue in the past,” she told police.
Police said they received information about the shooting from the PCR, following which a team from IMT Manesar police station rushed to the spot.
Subhash, SHO, IMT Manesar police station, said, “The woman was rushed to a private hospital, where her condition is stable. According to her statement, the accused studied with her when she was in school in Ghaziabad and he had been stalking her for some time. When she refused to talk to him, he shot at her. The accused had arrived on a motorcycle, but after shooting at her, he could not start the ignition in the commotion. He aimed a gun at some people who had gathered and snatched a motorcycle and fled on that. Our teams are working to arrest him.”
An FIR was registered against the accused under IPC Section 307 (attempt to murder) and relevant sections of The Arms Act, said police. Police said a separate FIR of snatching the motorcycle has also been lodged against him.
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