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Tea seller demands money, get shot on leg in Udaipur

Udaipur : A tea vendor was shot in the leg on Tuesday afternoon,allegedly by a history-sheeter for demanding a longstanding payment of 300 rupees. The victim was rushed to the hospital where he underwent a surgery and his condition is said to be stable. The accused and his aide are on the run and efforts to arrest them are underway, police said.

SHO, Hiranmagri Hanuwant Singh said the victim Bhanwarlal Menariya runs a tea stall at Parshuram Choraha in Paneriyo-ki-Madri. The accused Deepak Menariya, resident of Chirwa is a habitual offender and history-sheeter with many cases at Sukher station. On tuesday afternoon, Deepak and his friend Kishanlal went to Bhanwarlal’s tea stall and asked for tea. Bhanwarlal refused to serve tea and asked Deepak to clear the old dues that amounted to 300 rupees.

This lead to a heated argument between the two men. Deepak took out a pistol from his pocket and shot at the tea vendor. The youths fled from the area immediately on their motorcycle while people rushed Bhanwarlal to hospital and informed the police. Check posts have been laid, teams are raiding several places to nab the culprits who would be arrested soon, police said.