The family of the woman shot dead at LifeLine Hospital in Vijay Nagar on Tuesday has alleged a conspiracy behind her death. They also said that the police accepted the hospital owner’s complaint and filed an FIR, but not theirs.
The woman, Jyoti Gautam, was shot dead at the hospital on Tuesday around 7.15pm by a man, Bobby, who had allegedly been following her for some time. He followed her to the hospital too and shot her dead with a countrymade weapon. He then reloaded the weapon and shot himself. While Jyoti died on the spot, Bobby succumbed to his injuries later at MMG district hospital. The woman, a resident of Sector 9 in Vijay Nagar, was a student of a PG college in Badalpur, Gautam Budh Nagar.
“Her being present at the hospital at the time was part of a conspiracy. She had been regularly taking her examinations and had also come home on Tuesday afternoon. Thereafter, she went for coaching classes and ended up at the hospital where she was shot dead. We approached the police with our complaint on Tuesday, but they did not accept it,” said Munni Devi, Jyoti’s maternal grandmother.
The hospital owner said Jyoti was not his employee, but used to come to the hospital in her free time to learn about handling of patients as she was to pursue a nursing course later.
Jyoti’s younger sister Shivani said three men, including Bobby, had been following Jyoti for seven to eight months.
“In one such instance, my sister also told about it at home and we went to Bobby’s house to complain. There, he said that Jyoti was like a sister to him and he will not follow her anymore. But he kept pursuing her later too,” Shivani said.
On Wednesday afternoon, sector 9 residents also marched to Vijay Nagar police station with Jyoti’s family and forwarded their complaint to police.
“They have submitted an application for inclusion of two more persons in the complaint who they said had come to the hospital with Bobby. We have taken up their complaint and it will be a part of investigation now. Every person’s role will be investigated,” said Neeraj Singh, station house officer, Vijay Nagar police station.
Sunil Kumar Sharma, owner of LifeLine Hospital, said “Her friend Priyanka, who works at hospital, also told us that Bobby had come to the hospital around six to seven months ago with his wrist slashed. She can reveal more details. She has not come to work today and is in a state of shock as Jyoti was sitting by her side when Bobby opened fire and the bullet flew past Priyanka. Her family is also not allowing her to speak to us or the police as yet.”