Six rounds of bullets were fired.

Congress leader Yadagiri shot by unknown assailants in HyderabadCrowd gathers around area cordoned off after shootout
news Crime Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 14:03

Congress leader Yadagiri was shot in Hyderabad’s Bowenpally area on Saturday.

According to a News18 report, eyewitnesses say that the politician was shot by a bike-borne assailant wearing a black jacket, who fired six rounds of bullets. Other reports suggest that he sustained injuries from five bullets.

Grievously injured, Yadagiri was rushed to a nearby hospital and later shifted to Sunshine hospital in Hyderabad where he is undergoing treatment. Sources say that two bullets have been removed from his body. According to the police, Yadagiri is now out of danger. 

The attack took place in Old Bowenpalli when the assailant riding with an accomplice on a motorbike opened fired at the Congress leader when he was coming out of his residence.

CCTV footage showed the Congress leader trying to resist the attacker as he chased Yadgiri inside a nearby hospital premises.

Yadgiri is in the real estate and liquor business. 

According to Hyderabad Police Commissioner Mahender Reddy a special probe team has been formed to scan the CCTV footage in order to identify the attacker and arrest him.

Police recovered two pistols. 

While one weapon was found in a dustbin of the hospital, another weapon was recovered from Yadgiri. He, however, told the police that he snatched the firearm from the attacker.

Reddy said that a land dispute was believed to be the reason behind the incident. 

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