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Man kills lover, self at metro station

delhi Updated: Aug 06, 2011 02:47 IST
HT Correspondent

It was business as usual at the busy Yamuna Bank metro station on Friday 7am when loud gunshots sent commuters scurrying for cover. In what appears to be a case of love affair gone awry, a 24-year-old constable with Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) — AVM Pillai, 24, gunned down his 22-year-old female colleague — NVS Teja before turning the AK-47 on to himself.

The shooting triggered a panic at Yamuna Bank, which is a major interchange station connecting Delhi with two satellites towns — Ghaziabad and Noida. The incident happened at platform number 2 where a large number of passengers de-board the train coming from Noida and Vaishali, heralding the morning peak hour rush.

Police said Pillai, who was carrying an AK-47 rifle, shot seven rounds, of which two hit Teja and three killed him. "Teja was scheduled to take a bus to go to the CISF camp in Indirapuram but she chose to wait for Pillai. Both sat near the elevator at platform number 2 for 10 minutes before Pillai shot her dead and killed himself," the officer said

Sources said Teja, who was in a relationship with Pillai, had returned from her village in Andhra Pradesh a week ago. She had reportedly told Pillai that her parents have arranged a marriage for her which might upset Pillai. "Teja's parents were not allowing her to marry Pillai, who is from Tamil Nadu. He was very upset," said a senior CISF officer, wishing to remain anonymous.