In a shocking incident, the wife and teenage son of a judge were shot at by his personal security guard in a crowded market area in sector-49 in Gurgaon on Saturday.

According to media reports, Additional Sessions Judge Krishan Kant’s wife Ritu on Sunday succumbed to her injuries, while the son who was hit by the bullet in head is still believed to be in critical condition.

The incident had taken place around 3:30 pm near Arcadia Market in Sector 49, Gurgaon, where the wife and son of additional sessions judge Krishan Kant Sharma had gone shopping. They were accompanied by the judge’s guard, Mahipal.

“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,” DCP-East Sulochna Gajraj said.

She said Ritu had suffered bullet injury in her chest, while Dhruv in his head.

Gajraj said the police team could not promptly find Mahipal there. “He was later arrested from Faridabad.”

Gurgaon police PRO Subhash Bokan told PTI Mahipal was being interrogated to establish the reason why he opened fire.

After initial interrogation, police officers said Mahipal was a Haryana police head constable and was serving as a personal security guard of the judge for the past two years. He had been demanding leave to go home for the past few days but this was not denied. This might have led to him suffering from depression, the officers said.

“The judge also used to scold him often,” one of the interrogating officers said.

On Saturday also, the judge’s wife scolded him inside the car when they were going to the market, the officer said. “He had a grudge against the judge.”

In video footage of the incident recorded by a witness, Mahipal is seen with the gun in his hand. He was also seen trying to push Dhruv inside the car as he laid listless on the road.

 

(With agency inputs)