Engineer shot at while trying to catch snatchers who targeted his doctor wife

A 42-year-old man was shot in his stomach when he tried to take on two motorcycle-borne men who tried to snatch his wife’s gold chain in central Delhi’s Rajinder Nagar on Tuesday night, police said.

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Police reported that a 42-year-old man was shot in his stomach when he tried to take on two motorcycle-borne men who tried to snatch his wife’s gold chain in central Delhi’s Rajinder Nagar on Tuesday night. Ashok Kumar, an engineer, was admitted at BL Kapoor Hospital outside which the crime occurred. A bullet lodged in his abdomen was removed after surgery. Hospital authorities said he was critical but stable. His wife is a medical coordinator in the bone marrow transplant division of the hospital.

The two snatchers collided with a car after the snatching but managed to escape. They took away a piece of the gold chain and a locket.Eyewitnesses were unable to read the registration number plate of the motorcycle, but investigators said they had certain leads about the snatchers they were following. Delhi has been witnessing a spurt in cases in which the snatchers are willing to shoot, stab or pull people out of moving vehicles if their robbery attempt is met with resistance.

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