64-yr-old woman shot dead by son

A 64-year-old woman was shot dead by her eldest son in north-east Delhi’s Gokulpuri in the wee hours of Tuesday. The accused was arrested from the house with a licenced double-barreled rifle of his father, police said.

The deceased has been identified as Kamlesh, a resident of Brijpuri B-Block. She lived with her husband Malkhan and four children – three sons and a daughter. According to police, the incident was reported at 4.30 am.

“Initial probe revealed that Kamlesh’s 35-year-old son Kuldeep was upset over his parents’ refusal to help him get married,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-East) R A Sanjeev said.

Kuldeep was unemployed and often spent nights outside home, due to which his parents had almost severed all ties with him. He was also upset as his younger brothers Bjijender, 34, and Ravi, 34, were also married.

At present, Kamlesh and Malkhan were planning marriage of their daughter Saroj, 32, who is physically challenged.“Before taking the extreme step to open fire, Kuldeep often had heated arguments with his mother over the issue,” another police officer said.

Early on Tuesday, Saroj heard a gunshot. She came out of her room and found Kulpeed with the double-barreled rifle and Kamlesh lying in a pool of blood on the floor.
She had sustained a gunshot wound on her chest.

“Kamlesh was taken to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, where she was declared brought dead,” the officer added. Hearing the commotion, neighbours made a call to the police control room. A team rushed to the house and arrested Kuldeep. “He had not tried to flee and was seen with the weapon of offence,” the officer said.

Further probe revealed that the double-barreled rifle belonged to Malkhan, who works as a security guard. “It is licenced, but Malkhan had casually kept it at home,” the officer added.

A case of murder has been filed over Saroj’s statement with Gokulpuri police station.

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