Inspector shot at, accuses in-laws

An inspector with CRPF was shot at by some unidentified men while he was on a morning walk at south Delhi’s R K Puram during the wee hours of Friday.

The victim, in his statement to police, has accused his in-laws of plotting the attack on him.

The victim, Vikas, 34, had just left his home for the walk and was heading to a park at about 4:30 am on Friday when two assailants arrived on a motorcycle, fired two shots at him before speeding away.

Vikas has told police he was unable to identify the assailants or register the motorcycle number in that moment of shock.

While the victim lay unconscious and bleeding, some other early risers heard the sound of gun shots and arrived at the spot.

They informed police and Vikas was rushed to the AIIMS trauma centre. He is said to be out of danger.

Police were able to speak to him at the hospital later and he accused his in-laws for the firing. A police officer associated with the probe said that the victim and his wife were living separately for the last few months as their relations had turned sour and they often quarrelled.

Vikas’ father-in-law and brother-in-law were questioned by police later in the day, but no incriminating evidence against them could be found. “We are still investigating the possible motives the in-laws or anyone else could have in attacking him,” said the officer.

Vikas is deputed with the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) wing in Delhi.

Police at R K Puram station have registered a case for attempt to murder and under the Arms Act against unidentified people. A police team has been formed to catch the culprits.

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