Three injured in firing in Uttar Pradesh’s Khoda, four held

Ghaziabad, March 6 (IANS) In an apparent case of road rage, four persons opened fire after their car was involved in an acident in Khoda area of Ghaziabad district injuring three persons, police said on Monday. The four assailants were arrested.

Police said the four accused were travelling in a car, which hit one of the victims. As locals came to the injured person’s rescue, one of the accused opened fire at the crowd.

The three injured — Vikas Mishra, Abhishek Mishra and Sunil — were rushed to Kailash Hospital in Noida.

“A case was registered against Riyaz Malik, Nadeem, Rahul Malik and Shahid Mohammed. They have been arrested,” Indirapuram Circle Officer Anil Yadav said.

On the other hand, some Hindu Mahasabha activists claimed the accused opened fire as their supporters stopped illegal construction of a place of worship on public land. However, police denied the claim.