At least six persons, including a woman, sustained bullet injuries in a sensational broad daylight firing by a seventy-year-old man at Goalpara Town in Assam on Monday.
The accused 70-year-old person has been identified as Animesh Chandra Roy aka Madhu (70).
On the other hand, those injured in the firing incident have been identified as Ranjit Das, Swapan Das, Dipankar Das, Rinku Das, Moidul Islam and Gitumoni Das.
Those who sustained bullet injuries were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital.
Among the injured persons, health condition of 3 – Ranjit Das, Gitumoni Das and Rinku Das are stated to be critical and have been referred to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).
The incident took place when Debo Nath, former Municipal counsellor accompanied by a couple of others arrived outside the multi-storied residence of Animesh Roy and allegedly abused him.
The accused in a fit of anger allegedly brought out his licensed shotgun and began firing indiscriminately from his building towards the street.
Upon opening fire by the accused, three companions of Debo Nath, two passers-by and a woman from the neighbourhood sustained bullet injuries.
Police rushed to the crime scene immediately after receiving information.
Police have arrested accused Animesh Roy and also seized his licensed gun.
“We were informed that a 70-year-old man fired at least two rounds of bullets from his licensed Double Barrel Breach Loading (DBBL) gun. We have arrested the accused person and also seized his gun,” informed Amitabh Basumatary, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) of Goalpara district.
The ASP further informed that the police have launched a thorough investigation into the incident of shootout.
“Everything will be clear after the investigation,” added Amitabh Basumatary.
Meanwhile, sources have claimed that Debo Nath and Animesh Roy didn’t use to share best of relations.
Debo Nath had allegedly physically assaulted Animesh’s son for reasons unknown.
Sources also added that on Monday, the day of shootout, Animesh Roy had allegedly went to the residence of Debo Nath and ransacked it.