Gurgaon: Judge's wife shot by personal security officer dies

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 14, 2018, 07.55 AM(IST)

A screen grab from ANI video showing personal security officer dragging body of the judge's son. Photograph:( ANI )

The wife of the Gurgaon judge shot by his personal security officer (PSO) has died. 

The PSO shot the judge's wife and 18-year-old son in a crowded market area in Gurgaon Sector 49 on Saturday afternoon. News reports said Mahipal first shot the wife and then the son.

In video footage of the incident recorded by a witness, the guard Mahipal is seen trying to push the judge's son Dhruv into the car they were in. Mahipal leaves after he fails to do so.

The judge's wife and son were rushed to hospital. While the wife died from her injuries, Dhruv is still in the hospital. 

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Media reports citing doctors that Dhruv who was shot twice in the head, may suffer some disability after the recovery. 

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 Singh.

PTI report says locals informed the police about gunshots being fired outside the market and found both lying in a pool of blood when a police team reached the spot.

The police later arrested Mahipal from Faridabad and launched an investigation into the matter.

"Interrogation is underway and it is too early to comment on the reason behind the incident," Sulochana Gajraj, DCP East Gurugram was quoted as saying by ANI.

So far no confirmed motive has been revealed behind the shooting. However, reports suggested that he was mistreated by the family.

Mahipal reportedly was head constable of Haryana police and serving judge for over a year now as his personal security guard.

PTI reported quoting officials,  that he had been demanding leave to go home for the past few days but was denied. This might have led to him suffering from depression. 

"The judge also used to scold him often," PTI reported quoting one of the interrogating officers.

On Saturday also, the judge's wife scolded him inside the car when they were going to the market, the officer also said adding that, "He had a grudge against the judge".