Cop kills married woman, shoots self

They were having extramarital affair

A Delhi police sub-inspector shot a married woman before killing himself with his service revolver in south-west Delhi’s Dwarka area on Sunday morning. The duo was having an illicit relationship, source said.

Vijendra Bishnoi, 30, allegedly had an extramarital affair with Nikita Chauhan, 27, a freelance journalist who was living in Dwarka and had been living separately, said a senior police officer.

The sub-inspector was posted with Ranhola Police Station and was on leave from last two weeks. On Saturday, he took his official revolver with him after resuming duty and asked Chauhan to meet him at a park at Dwarka Sector 4.

According to police, when they met, they allegedly had a heated argument after which Bishnoi gunned down the woman and soon after he shot himself.

“At the time of the incident, Bishnoi who was carrying his service revolver shot Nikita thrice. Few seconds later, he shot himself twice,” a senior police officer said.

Passers-by called up police and both were rushed to a hospital, where the woman was declared brought dead and Bishnoi was reported to be in a critical condition. He was then moved to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he later succumbed to his injuries.

“A PCR call was made and when the police team reached the spot, the duo was rushed to AIIMS trauma Centre,” the police officer added.

Bishnoi joined the force in 2001, and was promoted to the rank of sub-inspector in 2008.
He was an accused in a domestic violence case, registered on the basis of a complaint filed by his wife in Haryana, the official said.

According to sources, he was involved in a relationship with Nikita for three years.
Relatives have been informed about the incident and their bodies will be handed over to them after the post-mortem examination.

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