NEW DELHI: A man was shot at during an argument that started after he protested against two youths passing lewd comments at a woman riding pillion on his scooter near Kamla Nagar Market on Sunday.
The accused, both drunk, repeatedly gestured at the woman, prompting Zubair to stop. The accused managed to flee but were arrested on Monday.
Zubair, who was hit on the right thigh, underwent a surgery on Monday. The youth told the police that around midnight, he was returning home and slowed down at a signal near Delite Cinema when the two men sitting on the bonnet of a car made a lewd comment.
The victim said he had initially ignored it and asked them to move their car out of his way, but they started hurling abuses at him. Zubair then got off and confronted them. During the argument, one of them pulled out a pistol and fired at him. Hearing the gunshot, locals gathered but the accused managed to flee. However, a few of the locals had noted down the number of the car.
The police launched a manhunt and alerted all pickets in the area about the car. Realising that they were trapped, the accused parked the car at a dark spot near Turkman Gate and waited for the dawn to escape. However, while scanning the area, cops spotted and caught them.
The accused have been identified as and Javed, both involved in criminal activities in the area. A pistol and a cache of 29 cartridges were found on them.
The men claimed that they had shot at Zubair in the heat of the moment. An case for attempt to murder has been registered.