A 32-year-old woman was shot at by unidentified assailants outside a posh hotel in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday night, police said.
The incident took place at 9:00 pm at the parking area of the Sky Hilton hotel at Krishna Nagar when four motorcycle-borne assailants opened fire at the woman who was coming out of the hotel after the dinner.
The victim has been identified as Monica, who is wife of a local businessman and got separated from her husband when she learned about his first marriage.
In the one-minute long clip, a security guard of the hotel, who tried to rescue the woman, also seen sustained bullet injuries.
At least four bullets hit the woman’s car as she tried to hide herself behind the vehicle. One bullet hit her on the neck.
And the guard named Shailendra Tiwari was hit in his right hand.
The assailants fled towards Kanpur.
In her statement she claimed her estranged husband could be behind the attack, senior superintendent of police (SSP) Deepak Kumar said.
The SSP said forensic experts and electronic surveillance teams were called to the spot and the police was trying to retrieve the video footage of CCTV cameras installed at the hotel entrance.
“Efforts are also on to track the woman’s husband”, added the SSP.