Amid fears over the spread of coronavirus, a 25-year-old man was allegedly shot at by another person, following an argument that was triggered by his “sneezing” during a game of ludo at Greater Noida, police said on Wednesday.
The incident took place around 9 pm on Tuesday at a temple in Dayanagar village under the Jarcha police station limits, where four people, including the man who received gunshot injuries, were playing the board game, they added.
Greater Noida DCP Rajesh Kumar Singh told a news agency on Wednesday: “On Tuesday, a man shot at his friend following an altercation over sneezing while playing ludo game with two others. The police have registered a case in this regard.”
According to the DCP, four people—including Jaiveer aka Gullu and Prashant alias Pravesh—were playing Ludo at Saithali temple in Daya Nagar village of Greater Noida. In between, Jaiveer suddenly sneezed and Prashant angrily asked him whether he wanted to spread coronavirus.
At this, Jaiveer pretended to sneeze again and said, “Yes, take this corona”.
Thereafter, both had an altercation and Prashant shot at Jaiveer with a country-made pistol, the DCP said.
As soon as people got to know about the shooting, they started gathering at the spot. Police reached the spot and admitted Jaiveer in a hospital. His condition is now stable, added Singh.