Former Minister Mukesh Goud’s son, Vikram Goud, was attacked by unidentified individuals at his residence in Hyderabad’s Banjara Hills early today morning.
Vikram was shot at around 3:30, and his right shoulder and spinal cord were injured, police said.
He suffered at least two bullet injuries.
Hearing the gunshots, Vikram’s family rushed to the spot, where they found him lying in a pool of blood.
He was immediately taken to Jubilee Hills Apollo Hospital.
After removing three bullets from his body, doctors stated that his health condition was stable.
Clues team visited Vikram’s residence in Gayatri Hills near Hafeez Baba Nagar.
Before Telangana became a seperate state, Mukesh Goud served Andhra Pradesh as BC Welfare Minister and looked after other portfolios during YS Rajasekhar Reddy’s tenure as chief minister.
Mukesh and Vikram Goud had been involved in criminal cases.
Vikram has also been active in politics and contested the Hyderabad local body election.
Neighbours said only Vikram and his wife Shipali and their children were in the house at the time.
Vikram’s security guard was sleeping in the outhouse at that time.
Police are yet to find out who exactly fired the gunshots.
police and also with the family members of Vikram Goud, told media that Vikram was unable to explain how the incident happened. He said the Youth Congress leader had no firearm licence.
Police said a crude gun was used in the firing incident.
As blood stains were erased in the house soon after the firing, police suspect that a family dispute could be the reason for the incident.
The weapon was seized from Vikram’s house along with a cartridge. Two empty shells were also recovered.