Judge’s wife, son shot by his guard

Deccan Chronicle - - NATION -

Gur­gaon, Oct 13: The wife and teenage son of a judge were al­legedly shot at by his per­sonal se­cu­rity guard in a crowded mar­ket area in sec­tor-49 here Sat­ur­day, po­lice said.

DCP-East Su­lochna Ga­jraj said the two have been rushed a hos­pi­tal in the city where they are in “crit­i­cal” con­di­tion. Po­lice said the in­ci­dent oc­curred around 3.30 pm when Ad­di­tional Ses­sions Judge Kr­is­han Kant’s wife Ritu and son Dhruv had gone for shop­ping in the Ar­ca­dia mar­ket.

They were ac­com­pa­nied by the judge’s guard, a Head Con­sta­ble (HC) who hails from Ma­hen­dar­garh. He had been posted with Sharma for the last 1.5 years, say po­lice. Mahipal.

The ac­cused re­port­edly first shot the wife and then the son in front of sev­eral wit­nesses be­fore at­tempt­ing to drag the judge’s son into a car. Af­ter strug­gling for a while, he left the vic­tim on the road and fled.

“Some lo­cals in­formed the po­lice about gun­shots be­ing fired out­side the Ar­ca­dia mar­ket. When a po­lice team reached the spot, they found Ritu and Dhruv ly­ing in a pool of blood,” Ga­jraj said.

She said Ritu has suf­fered bul­let in­jury in her chest, while Dhruv in his head. “They were taken to the Medanta Hos­pi­tal where they are un­der­go­ing treat­ment but their con­di­tion is crit­i­cal,” ac­cord­ing to the of­fi­cer.

Ga­jraj said the po­lice team could not promptly find Mahipal there. “He was later ar­rested from Farid­abad.” Gur­gaon po­lice PRO Sub­hash Bokan told PTI Mahipal was be­ing in­ter­ro­gated to es­tab­lish the rea­son why he opened fire.

Ac­cord­ing to an­other re­port, the ac­cused re­port­edly reached the Sadar po­lice sta­tion af­ter the in­ci­dent and opened fire at the of­fi­cials present. An SHO tried to stop him but he man­aged to es­cape. How­ever, he was later ar­rested from Farid­abad road. The Gu­ru­gram Po­lice Com­mis­sioner said the ac­cused was suf­fer­ing from de­pres­sion and fur­ther probe is on.

—Agen­cies

Po­lice in­ves­ti­gate af­ter a judge's wife and son were shot at by their own gun­man in Gu­ru­gram, Sat­ur­day.

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