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Judge's wife, son shot by his guard in Gurugram's Sector 49; victims sent to hospital, police arrest accused

The wife and son of a judge were shot allegedly by his personal security staff member in Gurugram's Sector 49 in broad daylight Saturday. The attacker also fired some shots outside a nearby police station. The police arrested the accused after a search operation.

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

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

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.

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

"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 a bullet injury in her chest, and 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.

Visuals from the spot show the attacker trying to put the judge's son in a car and then abandoning the attempt.

Gurugram Police PRO Subhash Bokan said 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 had been 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 not 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.

With inputs from agencies


Updated Date: Oct 13, 2018 23:42 PM

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