Delhi Police encounter: couple succumbs to injuries

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, ROHTAK
  • Updated: Jul 08, 2014 23:24 IST

The couple who was shot at by Delhi police encounter in the heart of the town on Monday evening, nearly 500 metres away from chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's residence, succumbed to the injuries.

While the man, Ram Kumar of Bohar village, who took three bullets died late on Monday night, the woman, Jyoti of camp area, who was hit by one bullet, died on Tuesday morning.

On the basis of the Delhi Police's complaint, Haryana Police have lodged an attempt to murder case against the deceased for opening fire at the police team.

Investigation officer deputy superintendent of police Anil Kumar Yadav told HT that a team of Delhi Police was chasing the couple, who were wanted in multiple cases of dacoity in Delhi and Sirsa. When the police spotted their car near Bajrang Bhavan here, the police asked them to stop.

Upon seeing the police, an unidentified third man opened fire at the police, which forced Delhi Police to return the fire.

However, the statement of the police raises doubts as Haryana Police did not get any weapon from the possession of the couple or from the SUV used by them. According to the police, the third man who fired at the police fled from the scene on foot.

DSP Yadav said that the accused were demanding `20 lakh from a Delhi-based trader and had kidnapped a man identified as Ram Lal for ransom.

However, eyebrows are being raised over Delhi Police's action as by opening fire they put to danger the lives of innocent lives.

He said that the picture would be clear only after thorough investigations as forensic and ballistic teams have reached Rohtak. He said that a magisterial level probe had been ordered into the case.

Kin demand CBI probe

Satbir Singh, father of Ram Kumar, has urged the state government to order a CBI probe to investigate the case. Talking to mediapersons, he said that his son had simply come after attending a court hearing on Monday, when he was gunned down by the Delhi Police for no fault of his. He even negated the police theory of his involvement in a kidnapping case.

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