A 23-year-old man, an employee at a financial firm in Gurugram, was shot at by his co-worker, following a dispute over a chair in their office on Wednesday, police reported.
Fight over a Chair
The accused was identified as Aman Jangra, who is originally from Hisar. On Tuesday morning, Aman had a heated up dispute with Vishal Singh (23) in the office. It started when Vishal found Aman sitting on the chair on which he used to sit regularly. Their team heads and human resource (HR) officials were informed. Aman and Vishal let off with warnings and severe reprimands.
The very next day, they again had an argument over the chair. Vishal approached his team leader and complained against Aman, which led to a brawl. They were then summoned by the senior management of the company and asked to resign and leave the premises.
Aman, who lived nearby, left the office instantly. Vishal left the office after some time. As he was taking an Auto, he was attacked by Aman, who shot him in the chest with an illegal country-made pistol. The people present at the spot rushed him to the hospital, while Aman fled.
Vishal is safe
Thankfully, Vishal is safe and is undergoing treatment in a hospital, his brother Mohit said. “Wednesday was Vishal’s day off, but he was called to the office as he wanted to take leave on Thursday,” he said.
On the basis of Mohit’s complaint, an FIR was registered against Aman under Section 307 (attempt to murder) and relevant sections of the Arms Act at Sector 40 police station the same day. He was arrested by the crime branch on Thursday, reported TOI.
A colleague who knew the duo well said they joined the company around six months ago. “They were not friendly, but there was no hate either. It all started with a sarcastic comment and spiraled out of control,” he said.
Aman has no previous criminal record, ACP (crime) Preet Pal Sangwan said. “We are trying to find out how he managed to get an illegal weapon. He has been sent to judicial custody,” he added.