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Punjab Police ASI kills wife, then shoots himself with service revolver

Family members and neighbours believe that a domestic dispute led to the murder-suicide.

chandigarh Updated: Mar 19, 2019 22:37 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
File photo of deceased ASI Gurbash Singh and his wife Vandna.
File photo of deceased ASI Gurbash Singh and his wife Vandna. (File pic )
         

A Punjab Police assistant sub-inspector (ASI) shot his wife dead before killing self with his service revolver on Tuesday morning.

The couple, Gurbaksh Singh, 45, and his wife Vandana Bhardwaj, 41, were residents of Dashmesh Nagar near Rama Mandi and had two children.

Deputy commissioner of police (DCP, investigation) Gurmeet Singh said Gurbaksh was posted with the Punjab Armed Police (PAP). He first shot his wife twice and then killed himself with his service revolver.

Family members and neighbours believe that a domestic dispute led to the murder-suicide.

“No suicide note was recovered from the spot,” the DCP said. A case was registered under Section 174 (suicide or unnatural death) of the the Code Of Criminal Procedure (CrPc).

First Published: Mar 19, 2019 22:37 IST

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