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Man shoots wife 5 times in front of her brother in Sonepat

The police have registered a case against the accused and six of his family members on charges of murder, rioting and illegal possession of arms. No arrest has been made so far.

india Updated: Aug 08, 2017 14:59 IST
HT Correspondent
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A 35-year-old Dalit woman was shot dead by her husband in Matand village of Haryana’s Sonepat district as her brother watched the horror and ran away to save his life, on Saturday night. The deceased, Vaishno Devi, was a mother of two school-going children.

The victim’s brother, Naresh, said his sister had filed a complaint of domestic violence against her husband, Dharmender, on Saturday. He claimed that Dharmender and his family would often beat her to demand dowry, besides accusing her of having an “illicit” relationship.

Based on her complaint, the police had taken Dharmender to custody but released him hours later after giving him instructions to behave properly with his wife. 

As soon as he returned home, he shot dead his wife in anger. “I had gone to meet my sister. I saw her running on the road shouting for help. Dharmender was running after her with a gun in his hand, while his parents were instigating him to finally kill her. He caught her and kept shooting at her mercilessly till she died. I had to run away to save my life,” Naresh stated in his police complaint.

He said had the police taken strict action against Dharmender after his sister’s complaint, she would have been alive. 

The police have now registered a case against Dharmender and six of his family members on charges of murder, rioting and illegal possession of arms. No arrest has been made so far.