Teenager shot dead by security guard for stealing iron bar

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New Delhi: An 18-year-old man was allegedly shot dead by a security guard as he attempted to steal an iron bar from Shahdara in Delhi, police said on Monday.

The security guard, Rajender (48), was arrested on Sunday evening, they said.

With the intention of stealing iron rods, NSA Colony resident Ashish along with his friend Kunal (18) had gone to the CBD land where Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transport project work is taking place System (RRTS), they said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) R. Sathiyasundaram said Anand Vihar Police Station had received information about Ashish’s admission to Hedgewar Hospital. A PCR call regarding the incident was also received.

Kunal, in his statement, said he and the victim went to the ground to steal iron bars when the security guard shot Ashish and he was rushed to hospital.

The victim was pronounced dead by the doctor, the DCP said.

“We have registered a case under Section 304 (Punishment for culpable homicide not tantamount to murder) of the Indian Penal Code at Anand Vihar Police Station and the security officer who shot the victim was arrested. The investigation into the case is still progressing,” the PCD said.

A Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) case was filed against Ashish at Farshbazar earlier this year, police said.

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