A man died while two others sustained injuries after an inebriated Delhi Jal Board (DJB) employee opened fire at them after being denied entry into a building to meet a woman he claimed to know on GB Road in Kamla market area of Central Delhi.
According to the police,the accused Kanta Prasad tried to enter house number 64 on the GB Road around 3 pm. Three men who worked there as guards (all hail from Nepal) and helpers stopped him. Prasad was drunk. When he tried to enter the building,three men stopped him as the woman whom he had come to meet refused to meet him, the police said.
An argument ensued between Prasad and the trio Ram Babu (28),Rishal (24) and Badri (32) and Prasad was allegedly beaten up. Enraged,he pulled out his licensed revolver and fired at the men thrice. While Ram Babu suffered a bullet injury in his stomach,the others were hit on their shoulders.
A police officer said: Prasad is apparently married to a woman named Radhika who stays in room number 64 of the building and is a sex worker. The womans younger sister Sarla,also a sex worker,stays in the same building. Prasad wanted to meet her.
The injured were taken to Lok Nayak Hospital. Prasad has also been admitted in the hospital.
Prasad,hailing from Uttar Pradeshs Bulandshahr,was taken into custody from the spot and his .22 bore revolver was confiscated. A case was registered under the relevant sections of the IPC and the Arms Act against Prasad,the police said.