Jamshedpur July 15 : In a gang rivalry six bike-borne criminals of a gang inflicted knife injury to one of members of another gang at block No 2 in Shastrinagar under Kadma police station area late on Saturday night.
The attackers led by Mohammed Arshad also fired four rounds at the house of the injured, Saddam Khan (22), though no one was injured in the firing.
The attackers who had come in three bikes fled, triggered sensation in the densely-populated Shastrinagar leading a police party to reach the spot.
The incident of attack on Saddam took place at around 10.30 pm when the several residents were still on the road and also near Jhopar Masjid, the place where Saddam’s house is located.
Soon after the incident, the local residents rushed Saddam to MGM Medical College Hospital as he had sustained knife injury in his right hand.
OC, Kadmapolice station, JK Thakur had rushed to the spot followed by city SP, Prabhat Kumar. Kumar monitored the raids that the police were conducting at the houses of those involved in the attack.
In this connection, the police have registered a case of attempted murder and under Arms Act against Mohammed Shibu, Mohammed Asraf, Arshad, Mohammed Chhotu alias Akaash, Mohammed Adil and another youth who is not identified, all between the age-group of 22 to 25 years.
The police said the attackers are residents of localities like Bhalubasa, Mango and Dhatkidih in Bistupur.
OC, Thakur said two days ago Saddam had attacked Mohammed Salman at his tailor shop in Shastrinagar block No 2. We suspect that it was Salman who had conspired the attack.
“We are investigating the incident. We have also detained Salman for interrogation and carrying our raids on the houses of those attacked on Saddam by taking his statement from the medical college hospital where he is admitted for treatment,” said the officer-in-charge.
“ The city had been free from crimes, but now the `knife culture’ has taken roots. The increase in crimes is a matter of concern. Thefts were a common but recent rise of cases of attacks is serious. A crime wave has gripped the city in recent months with figures showing a substantial increase in the number of murders, thefts and robberies taking place across the city.
Our city has the reputation of being the safe but in few days crime graph has witnessed a sudden rise. It is high time that police identifies such criminals and action is taken against them,” said a resident.