Lover held for firing at girl's home

Lover held for firing at girl's home

A jilted lover has been arrested for firing three rounds in the house of a girl in outer Delhi’s Begampur in February. Nobody was injured in the incident, police said on Thursday.

Vishal Chikara, 22, lives with his family at Kanjhawala and works with the Election Commission of India. Police said he had also misbehaved with the girl’s mother for objecting to the relationship.

“On Thursday, an information was received that a person having an illegal firearm would come to a designated place at Rithala,” said Ashok Chand, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime).

On this information, a trap was laid and Vishal was apprehended. A .32 bore pistol with two cartridges were recovered from him. “On interrogation, Vishal disclosed that he had been jilted in love,” Chand added.

Hence, in the first instance on February 1, Vishal along with his friends intercepted the girl’s mother and misbehaved with her as her family was objecting to the relationship.

Then on February 4, Vishal along with his accomplices went to her house  and fired thrice. They fled from the spot when locals gathered outside the house.

“Two separate cases were filed with Begampur police station,” Chand said. Vishal told police that he was in a relationship with the girl, but she had decided to part ways due to her family’s objection.

Vishal is also accused of stalking the girl and misbehaving with her family members several times before the cases were filed.

Vishal further disclosed that the pistol recovered from him had been used for firing in the girl’s house. It was procured from an accomplice at Sultanpur Dabas.

After completing his schooling, Vishal had joined the Election Commission of India. Currently, he is also pursuing graduation through correspondence.

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