Guwahati, September 12, 2019:
Some unidentified miscreants shot a man from point-blank range in Kumarpara in Guwahati city on Thursday evening.
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The person who has been shot from point-blank range by a gang of five has been identified as Shyam Sundar Ratawa. Shyam is an employee at Jagdamba Iron and Steel Industry Pvt Ltd.
Meanwhile, Shyam Sundar Ratawa has been rushed to Marwari Hospital under critical condition.
The Bharalu Police rushed to the site and investigation is on to nab the culprits.
It has been revealed that he was shot, mistaking him to be the owner of the shop, whose name is Shyam Sundar Sharma. An employee said that the assailants confused the man, who was a cashier, with the owner of the business establishment, as they shared the same names. “They were demanding money from him, asking for the whereabouts of Shyam Sunday Sharma”, he said. This incident has thrown the security measures that are in place in Guwahati city in serious question. Incidents like these will only add to the concerns at a time when it has come to light that the local police is already heavily understaffed.
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