Hyderabad: A day after Narsapur MLA Madan Reddy's driver Syed Akbar was shot dead at the Old MLA quarters, police arrested the MLA’s gunman, B. Ravinder, and sent him to judicial custody.
Ravinder confessed to the police that the trigger got accidentally pressed when he tried to take back the .9mm pistol from the victim Syed Akbar. Meanwhile, senior officials from the City Security Wing (CSW) and Armed Reserve (AR) said that it was responsibility of the gunman to keep the firearm safe.
“He confessed that there was some confusion while attempting to take back the pistol from Akbar. He himself was not aware that there was a bullet in the chamber,” said inspector S. Bheem Reddy who is investigating the case.
He said that as per preliminary investigation and the testimonies of the two other witnesses there is no foul play. “We think that it was an accident. There is no evidence pointing to foul play,” said the inspector. Earlier, the victim’s aunt had alleged foul play.
Senior officials said that as per rules the gunman should not have handed over the gun to anyone under any circumstance. The action of Ravinder amounts to serious negligence. The police has already booked a case against Ravinder for causing death through negligence. Ravinder, an AR constable from Medak, belonging to the 2009 batch, was one of the two personal security officers of MLA Madan Reddy. He was working for the MLA since one-and-a-half years.
Meanwhile, on Wednes-day morning, the body of Syed Akbar was handed over to his family at the Osmania GH after autopsy. His body was taken to his native place in Chowdarpally village of Mahbubnagar. A bachelor, Akbar is survived by his mother and four siblings....