Vrindavan, 2017.07.27 (VT): On Tuesday night, Shri Banke Bihari Lal’s sevayat Rohit Goswami was attacked at gunpoint in front of the temple. Goswami ji was driving home on his motorbike around 11pm when a group of drunken young men accosted him in the street.
The men began abusing him with vulgar language and demanded that he give them 25,000 rupees. When he refused, they fired at him with a pistol. The shot narrowly missed. At the sound of gunfire, people came running, and the hoodlums fled via the so-called “VIP Road” towards the Yamuna Riverbank.
Police have arrested two suspects: Vishnu from Dusayat and Puneet from Kishorpura.
The head of the local police station said that both the main suspects are now in jail. Luckily, there are also CCTV cameras covering the scene of the crime, and the footage is under review. But the temple Goswamis and area residents still find the incident extremely unsettling.
The matter is currently under investigation.