Firing at IGMC Hospital in Shimla

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The Hush Post | 11:08 am |two-minute-read

A supervisor has been allegedly shot at by a safai karamchari outside the IGMC Hospital in Shimla early Sunday morning. The incident took place at about 8:30 am.

It has been learnt that the safai karamchari and the supervisor had a heated argument in the morning. The supervisor alleged that the accused had a weapon in his hand. He fired at him but missed the target. A sudden sound of firing was heard, some eye-witnesses said. Some other people present at the site said that they did not hear a firing sound, though they did see a weapon kind-of-a-thing in the accused’s hand.

Dr Janak Raj, Medical Superintendent , IGMC told News18, “The supervisor called me up and then I informed the police.”

The accused fled the spot. Talking to News 18, DSP, Pramod Shukla said, “Initial inquiry indicates old enmity. On the spot, a pataka-like sound was heard. We are verifying the details.”

“There is a confusion as the supervisor alleges that he was fired at but people present there say they did not hear any sound,” Shukla said.

However, sources in the police have confirmed on condition of anonymity that the firing took place and the accused was absconding. The police is chasing the accused.

The safai karamchari had been terminated about two-and-a-half years ago. He had not been in Shimla for the last one year but was only seen today morning, according to the preliminary police investigation.

The incident happened days before the President Ram Nath Kovind is to arrive at the hill station. President Kovind will be here for a convocation at the Himachal Pradesh University on October 30.

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