A 24-year-old woman was shot outside her house at Karhera in Ghaziabad late on Saturday by a 26-year-old man. Police said he fired at her as she had refused his repeated proposals for marriage.
According to police, Prakash Sharma was seen misbehaving with Sunaina Singh outside her residence when some local boys intervened and rebuked him.
"As the boys resisted and nabbed him, the accused opened fire with a country-made weapon at the victim. She sustained a close-range bullet injury near her eye and was declared dead at a nearby hospital," said superintendent of police SS Yadav. The accused has several criminal cases against him.
Police said that victim's mother, Meena Singh, also saw the accused firing at her daughter.
Sunaina’s family earlier resided at Lajpat Nagar in Sahibabad and shifted to Karhera around five years back.