A 26-year-old engineer allegedly shot his ‘friend’ and himself in New Rajinder Nagar area of central Delhi on Sunday.
The police said Uma Sharma, also an engineer, had been avoiding Sanjay Aggarwal for the past couple of months. On Sunday, he reportedly came from Jaipur to seek revenge after she spurned his advances. She survived with two bullet injuries in her chest, and is recuperating at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. He died.
“Both Sharma and Aggarwal hail from Aligarh and knew each other from college,” said Jaspal Singh, DCP (central).
“On Sunday afternoon, Aggarwal went to meet Sharma at her PG accommodation. He took a bunch of roses and a country-made revolver with him. After the landlord told him that Sharma was not at home, Aggarwal waited for her.”
The police said Sharma had gone to appear in a competitive examination for a job in MTNL.
“When Sharma returned, Aggarwal asked her about her exam and then both went to her room,” said Singh. “A couple of minutes later the landlord heard her screams. Soon, he heard another scream and rushed to the room, where found the couple lying in a pool of blood.”
The police said while Sharma survived miraculously, her friend died on the spot.