Indore: Police have arrested three persons in connection with murder of a youth in Press Complex late on Saturday night while a search is on for the fourth accused. The accused had a dispute with the deceased youth over some issue following which they shot him dead. The accused are being questioned by the police.

The accused shot dead Pintu alias Mahesh of Krishnabagh Colony on Saturday night in Shradhashree canteen located in Press Complex. After the shooting, the restaurant owner locked the restaurant and fled the scene while injured Pintu was lying helplessly outside his the shop. Someone informed the police, who rushed to the spot and found Pintu still breathing.

They summoned 108 Ambulance, which took Pintu to the hospital where he died during treatment. After Pintu was rushed to the hospital, two women reached the spot and one of them identified Pintu by photograph as her son. According to Ramnarayan Sharma, TI, MIG police station, during the night police teams raided several places in the city and nabbed Rohit, Lucky and Ravi of Malviya Nagar. However, one accused, Sonu, is absconding and a search is on for him.

Dispute arose while drinking

TI Sharma said that Pintu and the four accused had consumed liquor heavily and were sitting in the restaurant. While discussing something a dispute arose and one of the accused fished out a pistol and shot Pintu. Pintu was hit in the stomach and collapsed. When he was hit he was inside the restaurant and it is believed that someone had pulled him out after which the owner locked the canteen and fled the scene.

Police negligence

Besides negligence by the restaurant owner and other persons present at the spot, police negligence also came to light. Police had received the information and two to three constables had reached the spot. At that time Pintu was still breathing but the constables wasted time informing their superiors. When media questioned them, they simply said that 108 Ambulance has been summoned and once it arrives, Pintu will be taken to the hospital. Meanwhile CSP Prashant Choube had also reached the spot and rebuked the constables for wasting time, but by that time ambulance had arrived and Pintu was taken to the hospital. It seems that the few precious minutes wasted by the constables and also by restaurant owner and others present at the spot, may have cost Pintu’s life.

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