More than a week after a 27-year-old woman was killed after being injured by a misfired celebratory shot at a family function in southwest Delhi, police have arrested her husband’s cousin.
The accused Anil Dagar was apprehended from Dhansa Stand in Najafgarh on Saturday on a tip-off, Sharad Aggarwal, deputy commissioner of police (southwest), said.
Dagar, a commission agent in Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar, allegedly shot dead his cousin Sunil Dahiya’s wife Amita on December 17 during a function held at a relative’s house.
“He was scolded by Amita when he was taking out his weapon for firing during the ceremony. He felt insulted in front of so many relatives. Later, he went inside the room where she was sitting and shot her from close range,” Aggarwal said.
The incident took place at the house of Rajesh Kadyan, Amita’s brother. Kadyan’s wife Sarita said, Dagar came to her room and told her that the programme was excellent.”
“All of a sudden, he took out a pistol and put it on her head. A bullet was fired from the pistol and Amita fell down on the floor. She was immediately rushed to hospital where she was declared brought dead,” Aggarwal said.