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Auto rickshaw driver shot in

An auto rickshaw driver was allegedly shot at by unidentified persons in eastern suburbs, police said.

The incident took place yesterday at around 4 pm at Ghatkopar-Mankhurd link road near Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar College when Salim Sheikh had stopped by to answer nature’s call and some unidentified assailants shot at him from a black colour car, a senior police official said.

Sheikh, a resident of Shivajinagar, sustained bullet injury on his shoulder and was admitted in Kolekar nursing home in Ghatla area in Chembur.

His condition is stated to be stable, the officer said. A case under IPC section 307 (attempt to murder) has been lodged in this connection with Tilak Nagar police station.

Investigators are looking into all angles with regard to the shootout and are also ascertaining that whether Sheikh was assaulted due to enmity with someone, an official of Tilak Nagar police station said.

It is also being checked if Sheikh has any criminal record, he said.

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