The police are unclear on whether it was a murder attempt or suicide bid, as only Mukesh and his family were present at home.

Congress leader Mukesh Gouds son Vikram injured after gunshots fired at his Hyderabad home
news Crime Friday, July 28, 2017 - 10:15

Telangana Congress leader Mukesh Goud's son, Vikram Goud, suffered serious bullet injuries in the early hours of Friday, after gunshots were heard from his house.

The incident is puzzling, as the incident occurred at 3:30 am in the morning, at his Banjara Hills residence in Hyderabad, as he was getting ready to perform a puja. 

According to reports, the bullets injured his right shoulder and his spinal cord, and he was rushed to the Apollo Hospital at Jubilee Hills. 

However, doctors have said that his condition was stable. Like his father, Vikram was also a Congress member and youth leader in the party.

The New Indian Express reported that the police did not know whether Vikram was attacked or whether it was a suicide bid, as Vikram, his wife Hipali and their two children were the only ones in the house, at the time. 

While Vikram's security guard was asleep, Shipali told the police that she was with the children upstairs, when she heard gunshots, and rushed to see her husband lying in a pool of blood, the TNIE report adds.

The police said that Vikram did not have a firearm license, and they were trying to access CCTV footage in the area. 

A team visited Vikram’s house and collected forensic evidence from the scene. It is unclear if the weapon was seized by the police from the spot.

Vikram's father, Mukesh Goud, had served as a Minister in combined Andhra Pradesh, during YS Rajasekhara Reddy's tenure.

Police said they were probing all possible angles of the incident.

Further details are awaited.

 

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