A 23-year-old man shot dead a 22-year-old woman inside a private hospital she worked at in Ghaziabad on Tuesday evening. The man, who was stated to be infatuated with her, later shot himself after loading another bullet in the countrymade weapon he had brought along.
The incident was reported from Life Line Hospital in Vijay Nagar where the woman, Jyoti Gautam, worked as a receptionist. According to police, her neighbour Bobby arrived around 7.15pm and shot the woman in the chest.
“After shooting her, he loaded the weapon again and shot himself in the chest. Prima facie, we suspect that he was infatuated with the girl and was pursuing her for the past some time. But she did not accept his offer,” said Neeraj Singh, station house officer, Vijay Nagar police station.
Police said that Jyoti died on the spot while the man was rushed to MMG district hospital where he succumbed to injuries.
“We are awaiting the police complaint from the family of the victim and have sent both bodies for a post-mortem examination,” Singh said.