A group of men opened fire on a man and his friend in Vijay Nagar in Indore after they reportedly refused them access to the bar after closing time. The man was apparently the owner of the pub.
Piyush Panwar, the proprietor of a bar, and Rahul Singh Chouhan, the proprietor of a dhaba, have been identified by the police as the two injured. The accused, Somi alias Soni Yadav, were accompanied by a friend who is yet to be identified.
According to ACP Bhupinder Singh, Piyush and Rahul were standing outside the pub after closing it at around 1 pm when Somi alias, Soni Yadav, and a friend drove up in a white SUV and asked them to reopen it.
No bars and pubs are allowed to operate after 11 p.m. in Indore.
Singh added that despite Soni’s attempts to persuade Piyush to open the pub by having him speak to a mutual acquaintance, the latter refused them access and ended the call, declaring that he would not grant entry to anyone.
“This infuriated Soni, who pulled out a gun and fired five shots at them,” said Singh.
According to the police, Soni forced Piyush to speak on the phone with numerous individuals in an effort to convince him to let them into the bar and even made financial offers. They got into a fight over it, and the accused drove off in the SUV. Meanwhile, the suspect turned the car around and shot Piyush and Rahul many times, inflicting injuries on both, according to reports.
Before leaving the scene, the accused allegedly fired bullets in the air to threaten surrounding residents.
The injured pair were then taken urgently to a hospital. According to ACP Singh, Piyush sustained three bullet wounds to his legs, whereas Rahul only received one.
Later, inspectors and senior officers on night duty arrived at the scene later after obtaining information and began their investigations. The investigators found 32 bullet casings, which suggests a county-made gun was used for the attack.
Police discovered CCTV footage during their investigation that showed the two suspects parking their SUV at a friend’s house in Mahalakshmi Nagar in the city of Lasudia before fleeing.
Both defendants have been named. They will soon be located and apprehended, according to Singh.