A chain snatching attempt on Friday created huge panic among the residents of Greater Noida’s Supertech Ecovillage 2 as two women residents, the victims, luckily got escaped unhurt from the gunshot fired by two bike-borne assailants.
According to the residents, these women came out from the society around 2:30 pm and were heading towards Supertech Mart which is located adjacent to it. Tracking their movement, these two miscreants tried to snatch the chain from one of the women at gunpoint. However, when these women and other people standing nearby the market place raised an alarm, the assailants opened fire and fled away from the spot.
“Realising that they will be cornered by a group of people, the pillion rider opened fire and rode away. The bullet hit the door of a moving car on the road. Fortunately, the driver did not get hurt,” one of the residents told City Spidey.
Residents, acting promptly, informed the local police about the incident. However, they were annoyed by the remark made by the police official who came to inquire the matter. He said, “Aapko khud apna dhyan rakhna chahiye. Police har jagah toh nahi pahunch sakti (sic).”
When City Spidey talked to one of the neighbours of the victims about the incident, he said, “We are actually very shocked! I am not in a state to speak anything at this moment.”
People, in general, alleged that lack of security and police presence has made the situation worse.
"It is hard to realise that we cannot feel safe even at the entrance gate of our society! Supertech Mart is a local shopping market where 50-100 people could be seen anytime. But the manner in which police responded to these women is shocking,” residents further said.
When we spoke to a senior official posted in Bishrakh police station regarding the matter and asked about their next course of action, he said, “We are investigating the matter. No FIR has been lodged so far.”