The boy, Arvind was rushed to BRD Medical College from where he was referred to Lucknow’s SGPGI in a critical condition.
Gorakhpur: Personal security of a Lucknow based businessman opened fire on a 17-year-old boy who had climbed up the boundary wall of the businessman’s house to search for a ball to play in Gorakhnath area on Monday morning, police said, reported by Hindustan Times.
The boy, Arvind Kumar was shot in the head as guard Sumit Singh opened fire with his double-barrel rifle. Arvind was rushed to BRD Medical College from where he was referred to Lucknow’s SGPGI in a critical condition.
The property on which the incident happened belonged to the businessman named Chandra Prakash Aggarwal, one of the top businessmen in the city and the owner of the manufacturing unit of Gallant Sariya in Gorakhpur Industrial Development Authority.
“We were playing outside his premises and the ball went into the building. As Arvind climbed the boundary wall, the guard opened fire at him. Hearing the gunshot, locals rushed to the spot and tried to catch the accused but he managed to escape,” an eye witness said, reported by Hindustan Times.
SHO Gorakhnath said, “We have registered a case against the accused on the basis of complaint filed by the victim’s father. The law will take its course.”
According to locals, the victim had passed his Class XII exam and ran a vegetable shop.