Delhi businessman attacked, Out of danger

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Mandi, Apr 7 (UNI) An unidentified gunman shot at a Delhi businessman here in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh late last night, police said.

The gunman fired three shots at Vijay Kumar, New Delhi's wholesale cloth merchant, about nine km from here, while he was on his way to Palampur in Kangra district at about 2230 hrs.

The police said as soon as the businessman got down from his car to urinate, a person appeared from nowhere and fired three shots at him, two of which hit him just under the shoulder.

The unidentified person, presuming Mr Kumar to be dead, escaped under the cover of darkness, the police said.

Another person accompanying the businessman first brought him to Pandoh Police Station from where he was taken to Mandi Zonal Hospital where he was operated upon to take out the bullets.

The police, quoting hospital doctors, said he was now out of danger, adding that a case under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered and investigations are on.

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