A 32-year-old man fired at his wife with a country-made revolver during a domestic brawl in Tulinj in Nalasopara (East) on Saturday night.
The man, Ramesh Ramlal Rajbhar, then admitted her to a private hospital, where officials informed the police what had happened. He was then arrested.
Rajbhar works as a motorcycle mechanic and stays with his wife Rekha and two children at the the Saidham Thakur chawl, Santosh Bhuvan.
On Saturday, Rajbhar and Rekha had a fight. Enraged, he pulled out a country-made revolver and fired one round in to Rekha’s thigh from behind.
In a state of panic, he then admitted her to the Golden Park Hospital. The police arrested Rajbhar under section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 3 and 25 of the Arms Act.
He will be produced before the Vasai court on Monday, said a Tulinj police official.
The doctors have removed the bullet from Rekha’s body. However, she is critical owing to the loss of blood, said Dr Malcolm Pestonjee from Golden Park Hospital.The Tulinj police are in the process of questioning Rajbhar to ascertain how he obtained the gun.