Tyre thieves shoot dead warehouse guard in Gurgaon
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A security guard was shot dead while trying to stop miscreants from stealing tyres in Jamalpur, Gurgaon, on Wednesday night.
Angered by this, residents blocked the busy Gurgaon-Pataudi Road for hours in the morning, leading to heavy traffic congestion.
They lifted the blockade after authorities assured them that arrests would be made soon.
Police said a few persons were trying to steal from vehicles parked inside a warehouse, when Mukesh Kumar spotted them. Kumar received bullet injuries on his chest and shoulders and died on the way to hospital.
According to police, the incident took place at 1.45 am, when the gang tried to steal tyres from a truck in the warehouse. Alerted by the noise, Rohtash, another guard, raised an alarm.
The thieves tried to flee but Rohtash managed to overpower one of them and pin him down. Others managed to escape with one tyre.
On seeing that a gang member was caught, they returned to help him.
By then, Mukesh had reached the spot and was shot dead by the thieves.
A police officer said one of the thieves fired at the guards. Rohtash took cover behind a vehicle, but the bullets hit Mukesh.
Police have registered a case at Bilaspur police station.
A total of six gang members were involved in the incident, police said.
"Mukesh was from Farukhnagar. His post-mortem has been conducted. Although no arrests have been made, we have made headway in the case and we know the whereabouts of the gang. They are from Mewat district," Babu Lal, SHO of Bilaspur Police station, said.
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