Man kills bride’s brother in celebratory fire, shoots self in Ghaziabad
Kamal Singh Chauhan left three suicide notes — on a piece of paper, scribbled on a bed sheet with pen, and on the wall using tomato ketchup.delhi Updated: Dec 11, 2016 23:21 IST
A 41-year-old resident of Moradabad’s Govind Nagar accidentally killed the bride’s brother during a celebratory firing at his employer’s son’s wedding on Friday, and allegedly shot himself dead a day later in a hotel room.
Kamal Singh Chauhan left three suicide notes — on a piece of paper, scribbled on a bed sheet with pen, and on the wall using tomato ketchup.
Chauhan attended the wedding of Ravish Gupta’s son Palak Gupta on Friday night. “He fired a shot from his licensed revolver which hit the bride’s brother, Rishabh Gupta, and led to his death. Later, the victim’s family lodged a complaint and named Chauhan in it,” said Majhola police station house officer, Neeraj Kumar.
Chauhan, a manager with Ravish’s firm, fled Moradabad after the incident. He arrived in Ghaziabad early on Saturday morning and checked into Hotel Mahadev at Bajaria near Ghaziabad railway station.
“Around 1.30pm on Saturday, he ordered food, and later went out for some work in the local market. He returned in the evening and stayed in his room,” said a hotel staff member.
Chauhan’s relatives came to the hotel at 11.30pm. When he did not open the room, they informed police.
“His relatives told us they got a call from him saying he was going to commit suicide. Later, his mobile was switched off,” said Ghanta ghar Kotwali officiating station house officer, Brijesh Sharma.
By the time his relatives reached the hotel, Chauhan had killed himself, Sharma said.
“We have recovered three suicide notes and he shot himself in head with his licensed revolver. His relatives also said they tried to convince him to surrender, but he fled Moradabad,” said Sharma.
In the note on the room wall, Chauhan accused one Rajesh Singh of harassing him. Singh allegedly shot at him seven months ago and harassed him for three months. Chauhan also mentioned Singh’s address.
The note on the bed sheet said, “Mummy, Papa, Sunita (wife), Rohit and Archit (children)... please forgive me as I am leaving you without any support. I cannot see any way as Rajesh Singh has affected my life... Ravi sir (his employer), I am the person who snatched away the happiness in your family... Please forgive me...”
The third note written on a piece of paper describes the entire incident and about how Rajesh sent a man to threaten him at the wedding.
“It is my mistake to undertake celebratory firing. But the man sent by Rajesh to threaten me was trying to take away my revolver and it triggered fire...” the note said.
He also said he was leaving Rs 11,000 and a gold chain to be handed over to his family.
First Published: Dec 11, 2016 23:20 IST