4-year-old battles for life after chain snatchers open fire in Ghaziabad

Chain snatchers opened fire on the busy Link Road near Kaushambi in Ghaziabad on Sunday, critically injuring a 4-year-old girl.

The girl who was with her father and mother was hit in the abdomen and had to be operated in a nearby hospital and is under observation in the ICU.

An FIR under Section 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery) has been lodged at Indirapuram police station and a probe is on.

The girl, Mishika, lives with her parents in Indirapuram's Gyan Khand I. On Sunday evening around 4:30pm, the family was headed to Delhi on a motorcycle. As soon as they crossed the Dabur intersection towards Anand Vihar, two men on a motorcycle approached them and pulled the woman's gold chain and sped away.

The miscreants, however, got stuck in a traffic jam near a multiplex a short distance ahead. Soon, the family approached from behind, prompting the miscreants to open fire at them. The bullet hit Mishika who was seated in the front.

"The girl had to undergo a surgery. The bullet has been taken out of her abdomen and she is under observation in the ICU at present", said Dr Sanjay Dagar of Yashoda Super Speciality Hospital in Kaushambi.

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