An attempt on the life of an army jawan was made, not by the enemies of the country, but by his wife’s paramour and his friend. This was done at the behest of the jawan’s wife who conspired to get her husband killed and make it appear like a case of robbery cum murder.

The army jawan, Sunil Chaudhary (38), is presently undergoing treatment at a hospital and is stated to be in a stable condition.

The police have arrested Rohit Sharma, the reported paramour, and his friend Ajay Tyagi on charges of attempt to murder.

According to the police, the conspiracy was hatched after Sunil, who was posted in Punjab, had decided to quit the army job and settle down with his wife in a month’s time. Chaudhary was serving with the Jat Regiment of the Indian Army. This sudden decision of Sunil made his wife, Beena, uncomfortable and nervous as she was reportedly in an illicit relation. Hence, she and Rohit decided to eliminate Sunil.

When the plot was unearthed by the police, Beena tried to take her life by consuming poison. She is recuperating and she is stated to be out of danger.

The incident took place on Tuesday when Sunil was teaching Beena how to ride a scooty. When they reached P pocket of Ganga Nagar, two youths on a scooty fired a shot aiming for Sunil’s head. He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital from where he was referred to Delhi since he was in a critical condition.

In her statement to the police, Beena said that the attackers tried to snatch her gold earrings but when Sunil intervened, they shot at him and ran away.

After the crime was reported to the police, teams of the local police and crime branch were deputed to work out the case, told SP (Rural) Avinash Pandey. In the course of their investigation, the teams discovered that several calls have been made and received to and from unknown numbers on Beena’s mobile phone.

Using the numbers and call locations, the teams tracked down Rohit Sharma of village Mubarikpur in Khekra area of district Baghpat. During interrogation, Rohit admitted to having an affair with Beena for past two years.

Sunil did not approve of Rohit visiting his house which would often lead to a quarrel between husband and wife. Hence, Sunil decided to quit his job and settle with his family. Upset over this, Rohit and Beena hatched a conspiracy to remove Sunil out of their way. Rohit took the help of his friend Ajay to execute the plan. Ajay was arrested from Delhi, told Pandey, adding that Beena will also be taken into custody once she recovers and discharged.