Additional Sessions Judge Krishan Kant Sharma’s wife, who was shot by his personal security officer in Gurugram on Saturday, succumbed to her injuries on Sunday morning, ANI reported. Their 18-year-old son Dhruv Sharma, who was also shot, is undergoing treatment and is said to be in a critical condition, according to News18.
The police arrested the accused, identified as Mahipal Singh, soon after the incident. He had been in charge of the judge’s security for the last two years. According to the police, Mahipal called Krishan Kant Sharma soon after the incident and told him he had shot the two, according to the Hindustan Times. He allegedly used his service revolver to commit the crime.
“The accused during interrogation said he was mentally disturbed and irritated as he was asked to take them to the market and he did not like doing household chores,” said Police Commissioner KK Rao. Singh reportedly told police that he felt “possessed” at the time of the incident. He has been sent to four days in police custody, reported ANI.
Singh reportedly first shot Ritu Sharma, 38, and then Dhruv Sharma in front of several witnesses, before attempting to drag the teenager into a car. After struggling for a while, he left Dhruv Sharma on the road and fled.
Rao said Singh – a resident of Bhungarka village in Haryana’s Narnaul – then went to a village in Islampur, where he spent an hour with a friend. Singh first told his friend that the judge’s wife and son had met with an accident and then confided in him that he had shot them. Singh’s friend then informed the police.