A 45-year-old man allegedly shot dead his 22-year-old daughter, suspecting that she was having an affair with a man from the neighbourhood, at Garhi Azampur village of Greater Noida on Friday.
During the altercation, the man’s wife also sustained a bullet injury and had to be rushed to a hospital.
The police said Devendra, a farmer, used a countrymade pistol to shoot his daughter Rita. She was declared brought dead at Kailash Hospital in Sector-27 in Noida.
Devendra’s wife, Sarsa, 42, is presently undergoing medical treatment at Yathartha Hospital. Her condition is not stable yet.
The police said Devendra shot his daughter in the chest and Sarsa in her pelvis.
“Prima facie, Devendra suspected that his daughter was having an affair with a man in their neighbourhood.
“They quarrelled on Friday morning, after which Devendra shot his daughter and wife. Two bullets were fired from the weapon,” said Ravindra Rathi, station house officer, Dankaur police station.
Rathi said the victim’s father fled the spot soon after the incident.
“We have filed an FIR for murder and attempt to murder against Devendra. As of now, we are trying to find him,” said Rathi.
The police said Sarsa’s relatives filed the complaint in connection with the incident.
“Their neighbours were not willing to divulge any details about the fight. The identity of the man involved in the affair is not clear as of now,” said Rathi
At Yathartha Hospital, doctors said Sarsa was being operated upon. “A team of doctors are currently treating Sarsa. We can only be sure if she is out of danger after conducting the operation,” said the hospital staff.