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Security guard wife, 2 others before shooting self

Police said that the guard, Lakhan Raghuvanshi, was allegedly mentally unsound. People came out of their houses after he created ruckus in his area and then he suddenly started firing indiscriminately with his licenced rifle.

bhopal Updated: May 13, 2017 00:17 IST
Shruti Tomar
Shruti Tomar
Hindustan Times, Bhopal
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Scene at the site where the security guard fired at people in Ashoknagar,Madhya Pradesh on Friday.(HT Photo)

A bank security guard killed his wife and two neighbours, both brothers, when he fired indiscriminately at people in a fit of rage before committing suicide at Madhya Pradesh’s Ashok Nagar on Friday afternoon.

According to police, the guard Lakhan Raghuvanshi, said to be allegedly mentally unstable, had a fight with his wife and then created ruckus in his residential area under Kotwali police station while hurling abuses at people. After listening to his shouting, people came out of their houses. He then suddenly started firing indiscriminately with his licensed rifle.

In the firing, he killed his wife and two neighbours Vikas Jain and Sanjay Jain, both brothers. Another local resident was injured. Raghuvanshi also fired at least 20 rounds in air. When police force reached the spot, he shot himself dead.

The incident created panic among residents in the area. Police took the situation in its control.

Superintendent of police Ashoknagar Santosh Singh Gour said, “It couldn’t be known immediately who were the persons killed by the guard. Later, their identity was established and it came to be known that the woman killed by him was in fact his wife.”

He said Raghuvanshi was allegedly mentally unstable. Police were investigating the matter to find out the reason behind the guard’s act.

First Published: May 13, 2017 00:03 IST