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Man enters NICMAR hostel, fires in air


PUNE: A 23-year-old unemployed engineering graduate stormed into the ladies’s hostel development at the NICMAR campus at Balewadi on Tuesday morning after trying to gun down a security guard and fired within the air in front of a fifth-floor room to terrorise a lady inmate who used to be allegedly ignoring his calls.

The man, Suraj Mahendrakumar Soni, later jumped from the fifth surface of the NICMAR (National Institute of Construction Management and Research) hostel and fractured his hip bone and decrease limbs, police stated.

The hostel’s security guard, Vijay Anand Birhade (52), lodged an FIR with the Chatushrungi police. “The man put a firearm to my head and pulled the trigger once I attempted to stop him from getting into the hostel. The bullet got stuck within the barrel and did not fireplace,” Birhade stated.

“The man tapped the firearm at the desk of the security cabin and the bullet fell from the barrel. He kept abusing me the entire whilst. He then dragged me against the hostel elevate and went up to the fifth surface of the development,” he added.

Senior inspector Dayanand Dhome of the Chatushrungi police station stated, “Soni, who's firstly from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, used to be taken to Sassoon health center. He is undergoing treatment.”

Dhome stated, “The police therefore took him into custody and recovered a country-made pistol and three are living cartridges from the spot. We are finding out from the place he sourced the gun. Soni may have procured it from Madhya Pradesh.”

NICMAR is a premier institute for training, research and professional research in construction and allied industries with campuses in Pune, Hyderabad, Delhi, Goa and Mumbai. The institute’s Pune campus, unfold over 11 acres with greater than three.77 lakh sqft built-up house, has over 1,350 scholars. It has four hostels for 1,139 boys and 194 girls.

When a NewsTread reporter and photographer visited the institute, the security staffers did not allow them to enter the campus. They stated all key officials of the institute had long gone to the police station.


NICMAR director general Mangesh Korgaonkar later informed NewsTread over the phone that when the person entered the campus, the security guard used to be no longer provide there on the gate. “On achieving the hostel development, he pushed the security guard provide there. By the time the guard recovered, the outsider had reached the hostel room.”

Korgaonkar stated, “Two scholars percentage a room within the hostel. When the person reached the room the place the girl stayed, handiest her roommate used to be inside of. The man opened fireplace and attempted to flee through jumping from the terrace.”

Dhome stated Soni and the girl hostel inmate, who's pursuing an MBA at NICMAR, had finished their engineering courses from a faculty in Lavale.

“He later began on the lookout for a task, whilst the girl secured admission to the institute. Soni used to be pestering her to handle a relationship and used to be disturbed that she had stopped taking his calls,” he stated.

Recalling the incident, hostel security guard Birhade stated Soni dragged him to the elevator and asked him stay close to the door of the elevate.

“He then went upstairs. I utilized the opportunity and raised an alarm. Other security guards amassed on the spot,” he stated.

“The pupil he used to be in search of used to be no longer there within the room of the hostel. The faculty competition is happening and the woman used to be staying with another scholars in another room,” the guard stated.

“The man came to find out about this and began shouting. He then fired a bullet within the air. Hearing the gunshot, we went upstairs. He then jumped from the fifth surface of the hostel development to flee,” he stated.


Birhade had come to Pune about 3 years ago from Chopada in Jalna district.


He stays in Mhalunge together with his wife and their two sons..


The police have booked soni under various sections of the IPC and invoked relevant provisions of the Indian Arms Act towards him





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