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Hotel receptionist injured in firing, extortion bid suspected

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

A 25-year-old woman was today shot and injured when unidentified persons opened fire at a hotel at Kongaon in tehsil of district, police said.

Two persons came on a motorbike and opened fire inside around 4 pm, injuring Swara Shirsat, police said.

She is undergoing treatment at a hospital, they added.

The assailants fled after firing.

The hotel owner was getting calls for ransom from gang for the past few days, and today's incident is suspected to be related to the same, said Deputy Commissioner of Police

The woman, who got hit in her leg, is out of danger, he said. Further probe is on.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 19:31 IST