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Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - HTNATION -

The count­ing of votes will take place on De­cem­ber 7 to­gether with Ra­jasthan, Mad­hya Pradesh, Mi­zo­ram and Te­lan­gana. Mean­while, Mayawati ac­cused the BJP of rak­ing up the Ay­o­d­hya Ram tem­ple is­sue for elec­toral gains and claimed that mob-lynch­ing in the name of cow pro­tec­tion was hap­pen­ing in Bjpruled states. She also ques­tioned why the BJP was not re­spond­ing to re­peated ques­tions on the con­tro­ver­sial Rafale jet fighter deal, but blamed both the Congress and the BJP for ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties that have taken place in de­fence deals.

The BJP and the Bjp-led Na­tional Demo­cratic Al­liance govern­ment have de­nied any wrong­do­ing in the Rafale deal. The party has also dis­as­so­ci­ated it­self from the mob lynch­ings, not­ing that ac­tion has been taken against sus­pects. been with the fam­ily since April 2017 when ad­di­tional ses­sions judge Kr­is­han Kant Sharma was posted in a Gu­ru­gram court.

He al­legedly shot them with his ser­vice re­volver (.38 bore) and called up the judge around 3.45 pm af­ter the in­ci­dent and told him that he had shot his wife and son.

“The ac­cused dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion said he was men­tally dis­turbed and ir­ri­tated as he was asked to take them to the mar­ket and he did not like do­ing house­hold chores,” said deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (crime) Su­mit Kuhar.

Singh, who claimed dur­ing ini­tial ques­tion­ing that he felt he had been “pos­sessed” when he shot the vic­tims, also had an ar­gu­ment with Dhruv be­fore the in­ci­dent, al­though the rea­son was not yet clear, Kuhar said.

The PSO had con­verted to Chris­tian­ity five days ago and was men­tally de­pressed, po­lice said. He had been watch­ing some videos on reli­gion for the last few months, the po­lice added.

Gu­ru­gram’s po­lice con­trol room re­ceived a call around 3.20 pm in­form­ing them about a po­lice­man open­ing fire at two per­sons in a park­ing lot of Ar­ca­dia mar­ket.

Rita Sharma and Dhruv, who live in Vatika City, had gone to the mar­ket with the PSO to buy medicines, the po­lice said.

Within min­utes of the in­ci­dent, eye­wit­nesses started shar­ing video clips on so­cial me­dia. In one such clip, shared mul­ti­ple times, the PSO is seen try­ing to put the un­con­scious boy in the rear seat of the judge’s white car.

Af­ter fail­ing to do so, he gives up and with a gun in hand, drives away.

Eye­wit­nesses said he first drove to­wards Sohna Road and had re­turned within sec­onds to try and put the judge’s son in­side the car be­fore driv­ing away.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred on one of the busiest roads of the mar­ket in South City 2 con­nect­ing to Sohna Road. The video also shows com­muters, shop­keep­ers and other vis­i­tors sim­ply driv­ing by or stand­ing qui­etly at the scene of the crime.

“Peo­ple were wit­ness­ing the in­ci­dent but no one in­ter­vened or helped the vic­tims reach the hospi­tal. It was af­ter the ac­cused fled from the spot and re­al­is­ing that vic­tims were alive, three men came for­ward and took them to a hospi­tal 1.5 kilo­me­tres away in an au­torick­shaw. The ac­cused eas­ily drove away from the spot in front of hun­dreds of peo­ple, but no one came for­ward to get hold of him,” Kuhar said.

He said he in­formed the crime in­ves­ti­ga­tion units that fol­lowed the head con­sta­ble on Sohna Road, but he went to a vil­lage, Is­lam­pur,and­spenthalf-an-hour there with a friend named Kuku. He told Kuku that the judge’s wife and son had met with an ac­ci­dent but within a few min­utes con­fided that he shot them. Kuku told po­lice that he thought they had been killed.

Around 5.30 pm, the PSO was ar­rested from Gwal Pa­hari on Gu­ru­gram-farid­abad Road af­ter two crime in­ves­ti­ga­tion teams in­ter­cepted the car.

PN Kakkar, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Park Hospi­tal, where the vic­tims were taken around 3.45 pm with a gun­shot in­jury each, said: “The boy was shot in his head and was im­me­di­ately put on ven­ti­la­tor. The woman was shot in the right side of the chest due to which blood col­lected in her lungs. The fam­ily wanted to shift them to an­other hospi­tal so they were shifted from here at 5.26 pm.”

The woman is a home­maker and the boy a class 12 stu­dent of a prom­i­nent school.

The judge was not avail­able for com­ment.

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