Bullet still lodged in hotelier's chest

Oct 08, 2012, 07:15 IST | Saurabh Vaktania

Doctors are having trouble removing the bullet that is lodged in BR Shetty's chest; authorities working on sketches to identify the assailants

Hotelier Billari Raghavendra Shetty who was shot on the night of October 3 by two men on motorcycles is not completely out of the woods as a bullet is still lodged in his body. 

BR Shetty, Skoda
The unidentified men on motorcycles fired three rounds at BR Shetty who was driving his Skoda. One of the bullets scraped his shoulder while the other got lodged in his chest

The police said Shetty was out of danger but doctors were facing problems in removing the bullet that was lodged in Shetty’s chest. Senior Inspector Harishchandra Vhatkar of Amboli police station said, “The bullet is lodged in Shetty’s body. I don’t know the technicalities of the case but he is now in a stable condition and is able to speak.”

The assailants fired three rounds on Shetty who was travelling in his car in the lane adjacent to a Tansihq showroom near Fame Adlabs in Andheri (West).

According to investigating authorities, one of the bullets brushed against his chest whereas the other was lodged in his chest that was yet to be removed. Shetty underwent a surgery on Saturday and was recuperating at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital.

Vhatkar added, “We are working on making sketches, which will be done soon. We are still to receive any breakthroughs in the case.” A source within the police told MiD DAY that Shetty had been questioned but he was uncooperative.

However, speaking to media persons, Shetty claimed that he had no rivalry with anyone.  

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