Hyderabad: An outsourced employee of State Bank of India (SBI) suffered wounds when a security guard posted at Gunfoundry branch shot at him after a squabble on Wednesday.

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Abids said B Surender, who is an outsourced employee suffered bullet injuries in his ribs, and has been admitted to a hospital.

The accused security guard has been identified as Mohammed Sardar Khan, 54. He has been detained after the bank lodged a formal police complaint.

Police said Sardar Khan, who nursed a grudge against Surender for taunting him for the last six years, had been waiting to take revenge for the alleged insult.

"Preliminary inquiry revealed that a petty quarrel led to the firing. Surender had a habit of teasing Khan in the office and making fun of him in front of others," said the official.

At about 3.30 pm, Sardar Khan entered into an argument with Surender. In a fit of rage, Sardar Khan fired three rounds. Police said that they were investigating to find out if there was any other reason for the security guard to open fire.

Police said Sardar Khan had fired thrice and they are not sure if all the bullets hit Surender. "Khan used a double-barrel breech-loading (DBBL shotgun) which was issued to him by the agency," the official said.

Police are also inquiring if the security guard has a valid gun licence. Police sources said Surender is out of danger. Police have slapped a case of an attempt to murder against Sardar Khan and investigation is on.

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