Woman injured in Bhiwandi shootout, critical

According to the police, a man entered the K N Hotel located on the Kalyan-Bhiwandi road and shot at the receptionist, Swara Shirsat (26). He was captured in the CCTV camera, the police said.

| Mumbai | Published: January 11, 2018 3:20:05 am

A woman in her late twenties was grievously injured when a man fired at her Wednesday. The incident took place in Bhiwandi area. She has been admitted to a local hospital where her condition is stated to be critical.

According to the police, a man entered the K N Hotel located on the Kalyan-Bhiwandi road and shot at the receptionist, Swara Shirsat (26). He was captured in the CCTV camera, the police said. According to sources, the shooter left a note allegedly from gangster Suresh Poojari, demanding extortion money. “We are investigating if this is indeed an extortion case or if there was a personal reason involved in the shooting,” said an officer from Kongaon police station.

The Kongaon police and the Crime Branch unit have started investigation.

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