GHAZIABAD: A man shot dead his 55-year-old wife allegedly over delay in serving dinner at their house in Ghaziabad late Saturday night, reported Times of India. The accused, Ashok Kumar, 60, was arrested on Sunday.
The incident took place around 11:45 pm on Saturday in Mansarovar Park Colony within the limits of the Kavi Nagar police station. The victim, Sunaina, was rushed to the Sarvodaya Hospital in Kavi Nagar with a gunshot wound to her head. However, doctors at the hospital declared her dead on arrival. “The patient was already dead by the time she was brought to the hospital. There was no pulse on her,” hospital CMO Dr Neeraj Garg told TOI.
According to the police, Kumar used to ply a mini-truck, which he owned, along with his younger son, Tinku, 28. His elder son, Rinku, 32, plies a private taxi. The police registered an FIR against Kumar in Kavi Nagar police station late Saturday night on the basis of a complaint registered by his son, Rinku. Apart from the two brothers, Rinku’s wife, Soni, 28, and her two children aged seven and four years, were also present in the house at the time of the incident. Rinku said that the children were asleep in another room when the fight broke out between his parents.
“Around 9pm, my father returned home drunk and asked my mother for dinner around 11pm,” said Rinku. “A quarrel broke out between them as my mother refused to serve food immediately. Infuriated over the delay, my father whipped out a gun and threatened her. My wife, Tinku and I tried to intervene. But he opened fire and the bullet hit my mother in the head. She collapsed at the spot.”
The accused was taken into custody and later arrested, said local police outpost incharge Ajay Verma, adding he has confessed to the crime. “The police have found a single spent cartridge from the house,” he said. “The weapon used in the crime, a .315 bore revolver, had also been seized. The gun seized from him is illegal and we are trying to ascertain the source from which he procured it.”