Banker kills wife, daughter

A depressed senior bank official shot dead his wife and daughter and critically injured his young son and himself here on Monday, police said.

Surendra Singh, 55, a senior official with the Punjab National Bank here, first shot his wife Anamika, 50, with his .32 bore licensed revolver around 9 am killing her on the spot at their sector 5, Vikas Nagar home, police said.

He then shot his daughter Niharika, 27, in the temple and as his son Nishant, 27, came to her rescue, he shot at him before turning the gun on himself.

Nishant, who returned home recently after completing his engineering from Pune, was shot in the head but managed to dial 100 and inform police.

Police rushed the profusely bleeding four to the trauma centre where Anamika was declared dead on arrival. Niharika battled for life for a while but succumbed to her injuries, doctors said.

Singh’s condition is said to be extremely critical and his chances of survival are grim. Nishant may, however, survive, doctors said. Police have since sealed the house and seized the revolver used in the crime. PNB officials say Surendra Singh was depressed for sometime.

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