NEW DELHI: The wife of a judge, Ritu Garg (38), who was shot at by his personal security officer in a busy market in Gurugram on Saturday afternoon succumbed to her injuries on late Saturday night.
“Ritu Garg died at 11:05 pm after her condition deteriorated. Excessive bleeding was the major cause of death. Her blood pressure was low and blood was also found in her lungs”, said Sumit Kuhar, deputy commissioner of police (crime).
The judge’s 18-year-old son who was also shot thrice, is critical.
The wife and son of dditional sessions judge Krishan Kant were shot in a busy market by Kant’s PSO Mahipal Singh (32).
According to eyewitnesses, after shooting Kant’s wife Ritu, Mahipal kicked her multiple times and even screamed abuses. When her son Dhruv tried to stop him, Mahipal aimed the gun and shot him thrice.
A Times of India report quoted a police officer as saying that Mahipal even shot at the police team but missed.
Police said that the security guard, who was in charge of protecting the judge and his family for the last two years, had repeated a particular statement again and again during interrogation, which interrogators found “hard to believe”.
“The accused seems to be mentally unstable. We are considering getting a medical examination done,” the officer said, adding Mahipal seemed depressed and appeared to have “some psychological issues”.
He had been demanding leave to go home for the past few days but this was denied. This might have led to him suffering from depression, the officers said.
Mahipal Singh belongs to Mahendragarh in Haryana. His wife is a teacher and he has two children – seven and three years old.