Nagpur has been witnessing series of heinous crimes. The city reported at least one murder in every three to four days. In yet another case, a 35-year-old vegetable vendor, identified as Umeshramdas Dhoble, was shot dead in broad daylight near Ashirwad Nagar on Wednesday afternoon.
Police Inspector Satyavan Mane from Sakkardara Police Station told Nation Next that Dhoble, a resident of Narendra Nagar owed a sum of around six lakh rupees to two people, who worked as retailers.
At around 3:45 pm Dhoble arrived on a motorbike at Bank Colony area near Cement Road, Ashirwad Nagar. Unable to pay the sum, Dhoble got into a heated argument with the duo. In a fit of rage, one of the accused shot him in the head with a pistol and fled away.
Dhoble was rushed to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH). However, he succumbed to the injuries later in the evening.
The accused have been identified as Sheikh Shakir Sheikh Hassan (30), resident of plot number 463, Ashirwad Nagar and Syed Imran Syed Jamil (24), resident of Timki, Tin Khamba, Nagpur.
A case was registered at Sakkardara Police Station against the accused under Section 302 (Punishment for murder) and Section 325 (Punishment for voluntarily causing grievous hurt) of Indian Penal Code (IPC). The duo has been arrested.