The personal security guard who shot at a judge’s wife and son on October 13, 2018, in a crowded market area in Gurugram was remanded in four-day police custody by a Gurugram civil court.
Additional sessions judge Krishan Kant’s wife Ritu Garg, 37 and their 18-year-old son Dhruv had gone to the Arcadia market in Sector 49, Gurugram on October 13, 2018, when they were shot at by their 32-year-old personal security officer (PSO) Mahipal Singh Yadav at around 3 pm in the afternoon.
While Ritu succumbed to injuries at Medanta Hospital at 11:30 pm on October 13, 2018, Dhruv has been declared brain dead by doctors and is on life system.
Haryana DGP BS Sandhu said that a Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by DCP Sulochana Gajraj, produced Yadav in a Gurugram civil court, which has remanded him in four-day police custody.
Reportedly, the PSO had fired five rounds at Ritu and Dhruv from a close range. Ritu has sustained two gunshot injuries to her chest as revealed in the post-mortem which was completed in the morning on October 14, 2018.
"We have conducted a postmortem with a panel of three specialists and found two bullet wounds in the chest. Her death was caused by excessive bleeding," Pawan Chaudhary, regional medical officer of Gurugram civil court, who is heading the postmortem, said.
ASJ Krishna Kant in a statement said that after committing the crime, the accused called Kant and informed him about the shooting.
The accused who is from Bhiwani district in Haryana was arrested from Gurugram-Faridabad road about two hours later and a case under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and Section 27 of the Arms Act, 1959 was registered at Sector 50 police station.
On investigation, the Gurugram police have found that accused who has been with the judge since last 1.5 years was suffering from depression and was mentally unstable. He was unhappy with the behavior of the victim’s family members.
A woman police constable living on the same floor of the building as Yadav’s said that Yadav had heated arguments with his wife. However, we couldn’t hear his voice, but his wife was rather loud. His mother, at times, spoke about the domestic problems.
Due to the sensational crime, the accused has been terminated from the police department under Article 311(2) of the Constitution of India and the Gurugram police have shifted his family, wife, mother and two minor daughters, to an undisclosed location and deployed two policemen at his flat.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on October 14, 2018, taking note of the incident has said that counselling of policemen entrusted with protecting dignitaries will be done from time to time.