An FIR has been registered against two unidentified persons for attempted robbery, attempted murder and also under the Arms Act.

Bike-borne men shoot Bengaluru woman and flee police yet to establish motive
news Crime Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:54

It was routine for 35-year-old Sindhu to close down the home decor store she worked in, before heading home. On Friday night as well, Sindhu was riding home on her two-wheeler after finishing work. But that is when, miscreants who were on a bike, shot at her and fled the spot.

At around 9.00 pm on Friday night, the Vidyaranyapura Police received a call from the police control room (PCR) alerting them that a woman had been shot at, near the Hanuman Temple in Ramachandrapura. 

“As soon as we received the call, the beat officers who were close to the temple were alerted and officers from the police station too rushed to the spot from where the incident was reported. The control room informed us that the injured woman had made the call,” an officer at the Vidyaranyapura Police Station said.

When the police reached the spot, Sindhu was lying on the ground. She had been shot at twice and the bullets had pierced her on the right side of her abdomen and right shoulder. 

“She was in a lot of pain and passers by who were there had called the ambulance, which arrived within minutes of us arriving at the spot,” the police added.

Sindhu was immediately rushed to MS Ramaiah Hospital, where she is currently undergoing treatment. Police say that she is out of danger.

“We have taken her statement but Sindhu says that she did not see her attackers as both were wearing helmets, which covered their faces. She is also uncertain as to why she was attacked and according to her statement, the men may have wanted to steal from her. She says that is the only reason she could think of. However, we are investigating the matter,” the police added.

Sindhu works as an accountant and administrator for a shop which sells home decor in Ramachandrapura, police say. 

Currently, an FIR has been registered against two unidentified persons for attempted robbery, attempted murder and also under the Arms Act. 

"The store owner Pradeep's statement has also been taken. We are yet to determine whether the shooting was personally motivated or whether it was a robbery attempt. Investigation is on to determine the motive. We don't know yet if the woman was being stalked but this is also a suspicion because after shooting, Sindhu's belongings were not taken away. The two men just fled the spot,” the police added.



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