Broad daylight shootout at Durgapur

An incidence of broad daylight gun firing at S B More of Durgapur has taken the residents of Durgapur by surprise putting a big question mark on the law and order situation in the city.

Locals gathered outside the house of Anil Agarwal of Durgapur after the shootout

On Sunday at about 3 pm, three gunmen fired bullet on a businessman named Anil Agarwal, entering his house at S B More near Station Bazaar of Durgapur. The three gunmen came on a motorcycle. However, one of the gunmen was caught by the local residents when the trio was flying away; he was latar handed over to police.

Mr. Agarwal has been admitted in a private hospital of Durgapur under critical condition. One of the bullets seems to have hit his chest.

Police said that the name of the gunmen who has been caught is Rabi Singh. He is a resident of Raniganj. A pistol has also been recovered from the miscreant.

Police sources said that the incident is perhaps linked to business rivalry. Police is hopeful of catching the other two gunmen involved in the shootout by questioning Rabi Singh.

The local residents who gathered outside the house of Anil Agarwal, after the shootout, has demanded a greater safety from the police. They were critical of the detoriating law and order situation in the city of Durgapur.

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