Indore/Srinagar: A Kashmiri youth working in a private mobile company in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh died Wednesday after he was shot at by a man who was running the company’s franchisee.
“The accused, identified as Govind, reached Ravi Apartment in Intex Technology’s regional office located in Chandralok Colony to discuss the issue of closure of his franchisee with the company’s head Tahir Hussain Dar, 34, and another official Ganesh Trisathkar,” Additional SP Indore, Ramji Shrivastava said.
Govind was operating a franchisee of the company’s mobile service centre, but was unable to run it properly, following which he was asked to stop, Shrivastava said.
“Since then he was angry with the company officials and (on Tuesday) arrived in the office along with an associate to discuss the issue. When they did not respond to his plea, he shot at Tahir from close range,” the officer said.
The bullet hit Tahir in the stomach and back. Govind also fired at another official, who had a narrow escape. The accused later fled from the spot.
Tahir, son of Ghulam Mohammad Dar, of Bonamsar area of Sonawar, Srinagar, was admitted to a private hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Shrivastava said efforts were on to nab the accused.
Meanwhile, a police spokesman in Srinagar said J&K police was in constant touch with Indore police and the developments in the investigation are being monitored constantly.
“IGP Kashmir has taken up the case with the top brass of MP police who have assured that the investigation will be pursued vigorously. They have informed IGP Kashmir that Special Investigation Team has been constituted and all out efforts shall be made to ensure fair and speedy probe,” the spokesman added. (with in puts from PTI)