SILCHAR: A man was critically injured after he was shot at by a gang of three men in Hailakandi district.
The injured person, identified as Sarim Uddin Barbhuiya, hails from Boincherra village under Ramnathpur police station in Hailakandi district near the Assam-Mizoram border.
According to police, the incident took place in the Choraibak-Boincherra area near the Assam-Mizoram inter-state border in Hailakandi district of Assam on Saturday evening. He was thereafter sent to a hospital in Hailakandi but shifted later to Silchar Medical College and Hospital. An FIR was lodged at Ramnathpur police station, sources said.
Superintendent of police (Hailakandi) Gaurav Upadhyay said on Sunday that three men — Kamal Uddin Choudhury, Zamal Choudhury and Rahim Uddin — were allegedly involved in the incident. The gun used to fire at Sarim is suspected to be a muzzle-loading handmade weapon. The victim (Sarim) suffered grievous injuries on his head, Upadhyay said. He said a probe was on to track down the culprits.
The SP said a police team had visited the spot and came to know that local residents of the area heard one gunshot around on Saturday. Soon after, they saw a man (Sarim) coming out of the jungle with injuries on his head. The cause of the firing is yet to be known, but locals said the reason was a long-standing personal enmity, he said. Residents of Choraibak-Boincherra said a man getting shot in broad daylight was a matter of concern.