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Firing at Bhanuka Jewelers owner: police detains suspects

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February 1, 2018, 2:00 pm

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Jaipur: A city-based jeweler identified as Bhanu Prakash Soni, narrowly escaped death when two-bike borne men fired at him at DCM Road late on Thursday.

Bhanu was on his way home in his car after closing his showroom when the firing took place. Bullets broke the window of his car and got lodged in its door. The police have launched a search for the robbers. The shooting created panic in the area.

According to the police and eyewitnesses, the incident took place at 9.15 am.

Bhanu owns a jeweler showroom by the name of Bhanuka Jewelers. Bhanu closed the showroom and got into his car parked in the next street. Suddenly two bikers came there and fired at him. He was adjusting his seat when the bullets pierced the widow. It was why he escaped narrowly.

The bikers then fled towards 200-feet Bypass road when they saw that the bullets had missed their target. They left the spot because there were a lot of people nearby.

Police suspect that the bikers were keeping a watch on the jeweler for the past few days because they knew his routine.

The police are studying CCTV footages of the area to identify the shooters.

A few people have been rounded up and an interrogation with them is going on.                                                                       

First published: September 15, 2017