Masked men open fire near mini-secretariat
Gurgaon: A transgender person was allegedly shot at by three masked men at Rajiv Chowk on Wednesday. Meenu, accused in the murder case of another transgender person, had come out of jail on
bail on February 11. She, along with four other transgender friends, was on the way to court for a hearing when the men shot at the group. Police suspect a rival group to be behind the shooting.
The incident took place just around 200m from the mini-secretariat, which has several government offices, including the office of deputy commissioner and deputy commissioner of police.
Meenu and one of her friends boarded a bus from Manesar to Rajiv Chowk. Two more friends were following her in another bus. They deboarded at Rajiv Chowk and were walking towards the city court when three youths on a bike intercepted them on the service lane of NH-8 at the chowk. One of the youths suddenly whipped out a gun and fired four rounds at Meenu and her friends. While her friends managed to evade the bullets and fled, Meenu was hit in the face, chest and back.
A police constable stationed at Rajiv Chowk heard the gunshots and reached the spot. He took Meenu to Medanta hospital, where she is currently undergoing treatment.
Police said the youths had covered their faces with masks. “Meenu is one of the accused in a murder case of another transgender person. We’re trying to track the youths,” said DCP (west) Sumer Singh.
A case was registered against the youths at Shivaji Nagar police station under sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC and relevant sections of the Arms Act. A senior police officer said a rival group might be behind the attack. In November last year, Rajni (30) was killed when a group of transgender persons led by her clashed with another group, led by Meenu. The two groups had come to blows over which group should get money during weddings and other functions.
Courtesy : TOI