Kanpur:Two minor boys were shot at and critically injured in two separate incidents reported from the region in the past 24 hours.
In the first incident, a 16-year-old boy is critical after being shot by some car-borne miscreants on Sunday night in the Barra area of the city.
According to the police, the boy, who received a bullet injury in his back and thigh, is stated to be in a critical condition in Lala Lajpat Rai hospital.
“We received a call on Sunday night about a boy having been shot at by car-borne men near KDMA school in Barra police station area,” said SP South Deepak Bhuker.
The victim, identified as Ranjit Yadav, a resident of Barra -8in undergoing treatment at LLR Hospital. He is critical as he has lost a lot of blood. Efforts are on to nab the miscreants. Their motive is yet to be ascertained, police said.
“A case of attempt to murder has been registered and police are working on every possible angle,” said Circle Officer Govindnagar VK Pandey.
In the another incident, a 17-year-old boy studying in class XI at Sughar Singh Inter College, was shot at and critically injured by a group of car and motorcycle-borne men in Jaswantnagar area of Etawah district on Monday afternoon.
The victim, identified as Pankaj Yadav, a resident of Nagla Kesho in Jaswantnagar, had gone to irrigate his farms when a group of miscreants arrived in a car and a motorcycle. After entering into an argument over some issue, the miscreants shot him in head. The accused also fired several shots in the air to terrorise the locals, reports said.
The injured boy was later rushed to Saifai Medical University in a critical state.
“An FIR has been lodged under relevant sections of IPC. Raids are underway to arrest the assailants. The incident was a fallout of some personal enmity,” said Inspector Jaswantnagar Kotwali Navratan Gautam.