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State-level shooter opens fire at mother, brother in Delhi’s Defence Colony

Delhi Police said both the victims were out of danger and preliminary probe revealed that the accused was under the influence of alcohol

delhi Updated: Dec 23, 2017 00:23 IST
Shubhomoy Sikdar
Shubhomoy Sikdar
Hindustan Times
Firing at Defence Colony,Woman shoots mother,Woman shoots brother
It was around 12.43am on Friday that Delhi Police received information about the firing and a team was rushed to the spot. (AFP (For representation only))

A 47-year-old woman shot and wounded her mother and brother at their residence in south Delhi’s Defence Colony, shortly after midnight on Friday.

The woman, a state-level shooter, tried to shoot her father who overpowered her.

Though the reason for her action remains unclear, police said the woman, Sangeeta Singh, had reportedly been depressed for the past one year and was undergoing treatment.

Around 12.30am on Friday, Sangeeta, who was allegedly drunk, used her licensed pistol to shoot at her 75-year-old mother Geeta and her elder brother Harsaran, 48, police said. The two were rushed to a nearby hospital where their condition is stable.

Police said Sangeeta, who had reportedly consumed sleeping pills and alcohol before the incident, had to hospitalised because of the impact the cocktail had on her body.

“We are yet to find the motive. The victims’ statements will be recorded once we get permission from doctors,” said a police officer.

First Published: Dec 22, 2017 11:05 IST