Mumbai: In a shocking incident, a 30-year-old man was shot dead by the owner of a dog in a broad day light after he allegedly threw some stones at it, on Sunday.
Police officer Atul Thakur said that the victim Afaq was walking on a road in northeast Delhi’s Welcome Colony when the dog started barking at him, and also tried to bite Afaq, following which he threw some stones at the animal.
Mehtab, the pet owner who saw the stones hit the dog, quickly went inside his house and came out with a pistol, the police said. He then shot Afaq after a brief argument.
Afaq was taken to nearby hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries. Now, the accused is on the run.
Crimes over petty issues have been in the rise. This incident comes just days after two boys were brutally thrashed with sticks in Gurugram by four unidentified persons over a petty issue. The thrashing claimed the life of a 19-year-old and left the other severely injured.
(With inputs from Agencies)