In what may have been a case of jealousy, a 23-year-old MBA student shot his cousin and then shot himself with his father’s licensed pistol at their residence in Vishwas Nagar, Ghaziabad, police said.
Nagender Kumar, a first year MBA student who was also preparing to sit for a chartered accountancy exam, shot his cousin Ravi Shanker, 22, at their residence on Sunday morning.
Kumar had apparently been frustrated ever since he lost vision in one eye after an accident three months back.
“On Sunday, he went to his father’s manufacturing unit at Hindon Vihar and took out his licensed pistol. At home, he first shot his cousin and then shot himself,” superintendent of police (SP) JK Shahi said.
Both of them suffered head injuries and died on the spot, police officials said.
Although the family members refused to speak on the incident, they told police investigators that since Shanker had a diploma in engineering, he looked after his uncle’s tool manufacturing business unit.
A family member is believed to have told the police that Kumar may have been jealous of Shanker who looked after his father’s business.
Police officials also said that Kumar, who is also believed to have been mentally disturbed, was also undergoing treatment at Fortis hospital at Noida.
Both men, unmarried, stayed in a room in the house where the incident took place. Police officials later recovered a .32 licensed pistol from the scene of the crime.
“The family members have not yet thrown light on the exact reason of the incident. We will investigate the matter thoroughly after they complete the post mortem and cremation,” SP added.