Not wearing a mask proved to be a major trouble for a customer of Bank of Baroda who ended up in the hospital, not because of COVID-19, but because the bank’s security guard shot him in the leg for not wearing a mask and then arguing over it. The incident took place in one of the bank’s branches in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly.
The unfortunate customer has been identified as Rajesh Kumar, a railway employee. He has been admitted to the Bareilly district hospital, whereas the guard has been arrested by the police. The cops said Rajesh Kumar’s statement will be recorded after he regains consciousness.
What happened at Bank of Baroda
According to the police, Rajesh Kumar visited the bank’s Junction Road branch in the Bareilly Kotwali area for some work at around 11.30 am without wearing a mask. When the security guard Keshav Prasad Mishra interrupted him for not complying with the government guidelines related to COVID-19, an altercation broke between the two.
After some heated exchanges, the security guard in a fit of rage opened fire injuring Rajesh Kumar that resulted in chaos in the bank. The latter’s family has alleged that the private security guard shot him for not wearing a mask.
What police said
After receiving information about the incident, the police immediately swung into action and reached the spot. The security guard was arrested by the cops. The private security guard had a licensed gun from which he opened fire and people who witnessed the incident are being questioned, said Bareilly SSP Rohit Singh Sajwan.
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