Judge wife, son shot at by PSO in Gur­gaon

‘ Leave de­nial, abuse may have trig­gered shoot­ing’

The Asian Age - - Front Page -

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, “They were taken to the Medanta Hos­pi­tal where they are un­der­go­ing treat­ment but their con­di­tion is crit­i­cal.”

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, Mahipal.

“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,” Ms Ga­jraj said.

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 on Satur­day, leav­ing them crit­i­cally in­jured, the po­lice said.

DCP East Su­lochna Ga­jraj said the two have been rushed a hos­pi­tal in the city where they are in “crit­i­cal” con­di­tion.

The po­lice said the in­ci­dent oc­curred around 3.30 pm when ad­di­tional ses­sions judge Kr­is­han Kant’s wife Ritu and son Dhruv ( 18) had gone for shop­ping in the Ar­ca­dia mar­ket. They were ac­com­pa­nied by the judge’s guard, Mahipal.

“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,” Ms 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.

Ms 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.

Af­ter ini­tial in­ter­ro­ga­tion, po­lice of­fi­cers said Mahipal was a Haryana po­lice head con­sta­ble and was serv­ing as a per­sonal se­cu­rity guard of the judge for the past two years.

He had been de­mand­ing leave to go home for the past few days but this was de­nied. This might have led to him suf­fer­ing from de­pres­sion, the of­fi­cers said.

“The judge also used to scold him of­ten,” one of the in­ter­ro­gat­ing of­fi­cers said.

On Satur­day also, the judge’s wife scolded him in­side the car when they were go­ing to the mar­ket, the of­fi­cer said. “He had a grudge against the judge.”

In video footage of the in­ci­dent recorded by a wit­ness, Mahipal is seen with the gun in his hand. He was also seen try­ing to push Dhruv in­side the car as he laid list­less on the road.

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