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Corporator suicide: Ballistic expert to examine pistol

india Updated: Feb 12, 2007 20:10 IST

MYSTERY STILL shrouds the suicide committed by veteran Congress leader Kripa Shankar Shukla’s corporator son Atul Shukla, at his residence in Mahaveer Kripa Colony, on Saturday night.

The police have recovered a pistol lying on the ground surrounded by a pool of blood on the first floor bedroom of the Shukla residence.

It is unclear, which make the pistol is and is being sent to ballistic experts for examining whether it is the same with which the deadly shot was fired and whether it is a .22 or .32 bore. 

The licence for the weapon found is being searched for and only then it will become clear whether it belongs to the family.

Incidentally, Shukla family has limited weapons registered in its name. But Aerodrome and Malharganj police, where their houses are located, have no record of weapons.

It has been found that the deceased’s wife owned a .32 revolver, which was stolen. His father also owns a revolver of the same make and a .315 rifle.

The police have denied the three-fire theory doing the rounds and categorically stated that only one shot had been fired from close range hitting Shukla on the right temple. The post-mortem report and FSl report is awaited. 

Senior police officials on Sunday stated that they have not questioned the family members so far, who they claim are inconsolable and not in the right state of mind to give reasoned responses on the death of the eldest son in their family.

The FSL and police teams had rushed to the spot soon after receiving information at about 10 pm.