Cop on se­cu­rity de­tail fires at Gur­gaon judge’s wife, son

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A gun­man who was to guard the wife and son of a judge turned his weapon on them as they were leav­ing a mall in the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion on Satur­day. Amid plenty of on­look­ers, he tried to shove the un­con­scious boy into a car, failed, and then jumped into the driver’s seat and sped away.

The ac­cused, Mahipal, a head con­sta­ble, was later ar­rested. He had been de­mand­ing leave for the past few days, but was de­nied, po­lice of­fi­cers said, adding that this might have left him de­pressed.

“The judge also used to scold him of­ten,” one of the in­ter­ro­gat­ing of­fi­cers said. On Satur­day, the judge’s wife scolded him in­side the car when they were go­ing to the mar­ket, the of­fi­cer added.

“Lo­cals in­formed the po­lice about gun­shots be­ing fired out­side the Ar­ca­dia mar­ket (in Sec­tor 49, Gur­gaon). When a po­lice team reached, they found Ritu (the judge’s wife) and Dhruv

(son) ly­ing in a pool of blood. Ritu suf­fered a bul­let in­jury in her chest, while Dhruv was shot in the head,” said DCP-East Su­lochna Ga­jraj.

Both vic­tims are in hospi­tal, and are said to be crit­i­cal. They are the wife and son of

ad­di­tional dis­trict ses­sions judge Kr­is­han Kant Sharma, for whom Mahipal had been work­ing for two years.

Footage of the in­ci­dent showed on­look­ers record­ing videos of the crime on their phones.

The ac­cused tries to shove the judge’s son into a car af­ter shoot­ing him

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