In a horrific incident that sent shivers down the spine of onlookers, a personal security officer (PSO) of Gurugram Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Krishna Kant Sharma sprayed bullets on the judge’s wife and his teenage son in a crowded market area in Sector 49 of the Millennium City on Saturday around 3.30 pm in Haryana.
The PSO, identified as Head Constable Mahipal, shot the ASJ’s wife in her chest twice and then turned to pump three bullets into the back of her son’s head.
It took a while before the police was informed about the incident as both mother and son lay writhing in pain on the road, bystanders preferred to capture the gory details on their mobile phones.
Tthe critically injured were rushed to a nearby hospital from where they were shifted to Medanta Hospital. The ASJ’s wife succumbed to injuries late on Saturday night.
Gurugram East DCP Sulochna Gajraj said preliminary investigation has revealed that the gunner lost his cool after he was reportedly insulted for not taking out the car from the parking. However, the police said that the motive behind firing is not clear yet.
A video shot by a passerby shows that people started scurrying for safety as Constable Mahipal opened fire. After the victims fell on the ground, the accused is seen trying to lift the judge’s son to put him in a car, but failing to do so, he ran away leaving the teenager in the heap of blood. The accused PSO was later apprehended from Faridabad.
The judge’s wife Ritu (38) and his 18-year-old son Dhruv had gone for shopping in the Arcadia market. They were accompanied by the judge’s PSO.
“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,” the DCP said. “They were taken to Medanta Hospital. Constable Mahipal was later arrested from Faridabad,” he added.