The Hush Post| 11:50 am |two-minute-read
A sales boy at a liquor vend in Greater Noida was shot dead by three drunk men on late Wednesday night. He was killed after an argument overcharging Rs. 10 extra over and above the maximum retail price (MRP) of beer.
The 25-year-old youth was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead. The three assailants immediately fled the spot and are still at large.
The deceased has been identified as Kuldeep Nagar, a resident of Aechhar village in the Kasna area. He originally hailed from Bulandshahr.
On Wednesday night, around 9.10 pm, three men came to the shop to buy liquor. They reportedly got into an argument with Kuldeep as the price of beer they wanted to purchase had been raised by Rs 10 (per bottle) over the MRP.
“Two of my other nephews, Vinod and Vivek, were also present at the vend with Kuldeep and another person Aakash. Following the argument, one of the accused, Surendra, fired at them. At least four rounds were fired, two of which hit Kuldeep. The others escaped unhurt,” said Nagar’s uncle Rohtash Singh.
He further said the suspects fled the scene after the shooting. “They were drunk even at the time of the incident. Locals rushed Kuldeep to the nearby Ivory Hospital where he was declared brought dead,” Singh said.
He said on the night of March 19, the suspects had got into an argument with his nephew at the shop. “They had come to purchase beer but the shop was closed by then. When my nephew told him that no liquor was available for sale, they started arguing and we suspect that Wednesday’s incident was in response to that,” Singh said.
A case has been registered at the Kasna police station against Surendra (a resident of sector 36, Kasna); his accomplice Raju Gurjar (a resident of Ghaziabad) and one unidentified person under Sections 302 (punishment for murder) and 307 (attempt to murder). The accused were seen fleeing the spot in a Maruti Swift.