Hyderabad: Two unidentified armed men opened three rounds of fire in Mahadev Jewellers in Snehapuri, Nagole, and fled with the gold and cash.
The assailants posing as customers entered Mahadev Jewellers at about 8.35 pm, One of them asked the shopowner, Kalyan Singh, and Rajkumar Surana Sukdhev who had come to sell designer jewellery, to display their jewellery. While they were doing so, the duo pulled down the shutters from inside, brandished a revolver and forced two workers to put the jewellery and cash into a bag.
When the employees resisted, the person holding the revolver opened three rounds of fire, injuring Kalyan Singh on his face and Sukhdev on his shoulder. Amid the commotion, the duo fled.
The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital where the condition of Kalyan Singh is stated to be critical.
The assailants were said to be aged between 30 and 35. They had parked their bike parked in a lane next to the shop. They spoke in Hindi and seemed to belong to UP, Rajasthan, Bihar or Haryana
Police said three assailants on two bikes had followed Sukhdev. Two of them entered into the jewellery shop while the other waited outside.
Rachakonda police said they had caught the suspects on CCTV footage and identified the bike. Rachakonda police commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat sounded a red alert in the areas and the roads connecting to the city and Cyberabad. The main roads and sub lanes were barricaded by police personnel to catch the trio, and a frisking operation was in progress, police sources said
As senior officials reached the secene, police formed six special teams and and the Special Operation Team three more, to trace the assailants.
The Rachakonda police collected fingerprint samples from the shutter and display glass. “We have formed special teams and the culprits will be arrested soon, we have got their basic details through CCTV footage,” a senior police officer said.
He said the police was yet to make an estimate of the gold and cash that was stolen was the owner was in a critical condition. Police was questioning the staff to elicit details....