Doc killed by jilted lover

A love triangle led to the murder of a 55-year-old doctor in south Delhi’s Palam last week. A jilted lover and three of his accomplices have been nabbed, the police said on Wednesday.

The probe has revealed that doctor Balwan Singh Ramawat was having an affair with a 42-year-old woman. The accused, 32-year-old property dealer Hariom Sharma, was also in a relationship with the woman since 2007.

“Sharma married twice in 2010 and 2013, but both the wives left him due to the affair. Two contract killers were hired for the job by Sharma’s friend,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (South West) Surender Kumar.

On May 13, Ramawat was shot dead at his under-renovation clinic. He succumbed to injuries after being hit on his neck. Ramawat held a Bachelor’s degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery.

During investigation, it was found that Ramawat was having an affair with a woman named Priya.

“The call data records of Ramawat and Priya’s mobile phones also revealed that Priya also had close relations with Sharma,” Kumar added.

Sharma, a resident of Mahavir Enclave, was interrogated at length which revealed that he was in a relationship with Priya since 2007. The relationship, however, recently turned sour due to financial issues.

Priya had filed a molestation case against Sharma, while Sharma had filed a cheque bounce case against Priya. “Priya also got close to Ramawat. Hariom was jealous and felt spurned by Priya,” Kumar said.

Sharma decided to kill Ramawat so that Priya could revert to him. He sought help from his friend Vikrant, who demanded Rs 2 lakh to kill Ramawat.

Sharma paid Rs 87,000 as advance to Vikrant. Vikrant further hired Angad and Sonu, and also did a recce of Ramawat’s clinic with them. Sonu arranged a country-made pistol and a motorcycle.

As per their plan, Angad and Sonu went to the clinic and Angad went inside.  “Angad opened fire on Ramawat, while Sonu was waiting outside on the motorcycle,” Kumar added.

After shooting Ramawat, Angad and Sonu fled while taking advantage of the congested and narrow streets.

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