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Ghaziabad candidate shot in accidental fire: police

A day after a woman contesting the Assembly elections as an independent from Ghaziabad was found shot and injured near her election office late Sunday night, police have ruled out the involvement of outside assailants and claimed she shot herself accidentally.

india Updated: Feb 28, 2012 01:44 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal

A day after a woman contesting the assembly elections as an independent from Ghaziabad was found shot and injured near her election office late Sunday night, police have ruled out the involvement of outside assailants and claimed she shot herself accidentally.

Madhu Suneja was found shot late on Sunday night outside her election office near PAC colony and was immediately rushed to Yashoda Hospital for treatment. Her brother later lodged an attempt to murder case (Section 307 of IPC) against unidentified assailants.

Police investigations so far have revealed that the woman had allegedly shot herself accidentally with a .32 calibre pistol belonging to her election coordinator Tejinder Singh.

According to police, both Suneja and Singh were coming out of their car outside the election office and she was talking on her mobile phone.

“She took out Singh’s loaded pistol from the car’s dashboard and it went off accidentally, hitting her near the left shoulder. She was later rushed to hospital in an unconscious condition. When we approached her today, she relived the incident,” senior superintendent of police (SSP) Raghubir Lal said.

“We are suspicious whether the incident was accidental or intentionally done to gain popularity before polls,” Lal added.