In a shocking case of murder-cum-suicide, a 28-year-old man from Haryana killed his alleged lover in front of her two minor children before shooting himself at her house in central Delhi’s Ranjit Nagar area on Tuesday evening.
Police suspect the accused identified as Rakesh, alias Deepak, had come fully prepared to eliminate the woman as they have recovered two country-made pistols from the spot.
The 29-year-old woman identified as Priyanka Sharma, married Shipu Sharma ten years ago and the couple has two children, Avni (5) and Chirag (2). Shipu who works in a battery company as a delivery agent was out for work when the incident took place.
Shipu had objected several times and also complained to Priyanka’s mother who lives in Rohtak.
However Priyanka told Shipu that Rakesh was a cousin from her native place. But we had never met him before and I heard that Rakesh had been coming to the house for the last two years in my brother’s absence. My brother was aware of their relationship but was silent as he did not want to sully his family’s image, said Harish.
One of Priyanka’s neighbour’s told The Pioneer: I was at home when I heard two bullet shots. I came out and found Priyanka lying in a pool of blood a few meters away from her house. Her two children were screaming and crying next to her.
Sources said that Rakesh had been in the house for two hours before an argument ensued between the two and Rakesh whipped out the guns. On seeing the guns, Priyanka ran out of the house but Rakesh opened fire, killing her on the spot and then shot himself in the head.
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