Fight over seat in Haryana roadways bus costs Delhi cop’s son his life
A 24-year-old man was on Thursday night shot dead outside his house in Mokhra Khas village of the district, police said. The deceased has been identified as Milan Kumar, son of assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Anand Kumar of the Delhi Police. He was taking coaching for the Haryana Police exam from a private institute in Rohtak city.
Milan’s mother Sarla Devi said, “On Wednesday, my son had an altercation with Mohit, alias Majnu, of our village over a seat in Haryana Roadways bus when they were coming back from the old bus stand in Rohtak. Nursing a grudge, Mohit along with his friends had thrashed Milan on Thursday afternoon and threatened to kill him saying he had contacts with gangsters.”
Sarla said soon after the threat, Milan approached the old city police station and sought to register a complaint against Mohit and his friends.
“However, no FIR was lodged by the police,” the mother added. “On Thursday night, Mohit’s friend Ankit and one more person knocked on our door and asked me to call Milan outside. He said he wanted to sort out the afternoon’s fight. When my son came out and started talking to them, Ankit asked me to fetch him a glass of water. I went inside to the kitchen but rushed outside again when I heard gunshots. When I came out, I found my son lying in a pool of blood, while Ankit and the other person fled away on their bike flaunting their gun in the air,” Sarla said.
The family rushed Milan to hospital, where doctors pronounced him brought dead. He had suffered four bullet shots. The police said they have handed the body back to the family after postmortem examination.
A case of murder and criminal conspiracy has been registered against six men, five of whom have been named in the FIR as Ankit, Mohit, Jacky, Sumit and Nitin. One more person booked is unknown.
However, Meham station house officer (SHO) Manjeet said no arrest had been made as of now. “All the accused are absconding and efforts are on to nab them,” he said. On being asked why the police did not register a case against the accused, when Milan had complained of threat, the SHO said he could not comment as Milan had not approached his police station.
Meanwhile, City SHO Jagbir Singh said a written complaint was not provided to them and police had called Milan to record his statement for FIR next morning (Friday). “But he got killed before that,” he added.