The wife of a judge who was shot at by his personal security officer in a busy market in Gurugram on Saturday afternoon died during treatment on Sunday morning. The judge’s 18-year-old son was also shot at, and the boy is critical. The incident took place around 3:30 pm near Arcadia Market in Sector 49, Gurugram, where the wife and son of additional sessions judge Krishan Kant Sharma had gone shopping.
The gunman first shot the wife and then the son and tried to drag him in the car. But when he couldn’t, he left them on the road and drove away in the same car, shows the video footage captured by eyewitnesses from their cellphones. The gunman, Mahipal Singh, had been posted with the judge for the past two years. After shooting at them, Mahipal reached a police station where he fired again, before fleeing from there.
The Station House Officer tried to catch hold of him but in vain. He was arrested from Faridabad a little while later. The police are yet to ascertain the motive behind the shooting which had shocked the city police and kept the force on its toes for at least two hours before Singh was arrested. Head constable Singh, whose services from the state police were terminated on Sunday, was produced before a local court later in the day. The city police have sought a week’s custody for extensive interrogation of Singh to establish the reason why he shot the duo.