DAINIK NATION BUREAU
A gunman shot dead judge’s wife and son in broad day lone in Gurugram. The gunman was deputed for security of judge but he turned as murderer.
After the incident the gunman fled the scene in judge Krishan Kant’s car but was arrested by the police.
The critically injured mother-son were taken to Medanta Medicity where they are undergoing treatment.
The police questioned the accused gunner Mahipal and said he seems mentally unstable.
According to eyewitnesses, as Kant’s wife Ritu and son Dhruv stepped out of Arcadia market around 3.30 pm after shopping, the accused, who was accompanying them, immediately left for the parking lot to get their car.
As it took him some time to return, an angry Ritu reportedly had an argument with the gunman. Dhruv intervened, objecting to Mahipal’s behaviour. The enraged gunman pulled out his licensed revolver and opened fire.
A bullet hit Dhruv in the head. He then targeted Ritu. As she fell, Mahipal fired again and a bullet pierced her torso. He even kicked her several times as she lay on the ground, said witnesses.
Turning to Dhruv again, the gunman shot him twice. He dragged Dhruv towards the car and tried to put him in the back seat. After attempting to do so twice, he abandoned Dhruv and fled in the car, even as several onlookers filmed the incident.
Sources said Mahipal fired five rounds in all. Two bullets hit Ritu in the neck and torso, while Dhruv was shot once in the head and twice in the torso.
It was only after the accused fled the scene that people called the police and the victims were taken to the hospital.
Subsequently, police teams from crime units launched a pursuit to nab the accused. They recovered Mahipal’s .38 bore revolver and the car. An FIR was registered at the Sector 50 police station.
“The accused seems mentally unstable and has been evading questions. We are considering getting him medically examined. The interrogation is on to ascertain the motive for the crime,” said Commissioner of Police KK Rao.
Accused Mahipal (32), a resident of Bhungarka village in Mahendragarh district, had joined Haryana Police 11 years ago. He was part of Krishan Kant’s security ever since the judge was posted in Gurugram in April 2017.
He used to drive judge’s family car. Mahipal, father of two daughters, had changed his religion three years ago. Some villagers had resisted the move, prompting him to shift to Gurugram.