A 40-year-old Delhi police personnel fired at his domestic help on Sunday afternoon. The victim, identified as Meghraj, 50, suffered bullet injuries on his leg and was rushed to the Safdarjung Hospital, where he is recuperating. Police said Meghraj is out of danger.
According to the police, the accused - Raj Kumar, 40, - fired four rounds at his Police Colony home in southwest Delhi's Mehram Nagar around 1.45pm. Kumar's wife and two children were in the other room when the incident took place. Police said a case of attempt to murder under section 307 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered.
"Initial investigation suggests that Kumar had fired four bullets. The accused was drunk and fired in a fit of rage. In his statement, Meghraj told us that he entered the room on hearing the sound of gunshots, to see what was happening," said AK Ojha, DCP (southwest).
"When he entered the room, one of the bullets hit his leg. He probably wasn't the target of the firing. Had that been the case, the accused could have aimed at his chest or another part of the torso," Ojha added.
Police said Kumar's rifle and service revolver have been seized. Kumar's wife reportedly told the police that he had been depressed for the past few months.