Ghaziabad: ‘Drunk’ man shoots wife dead over delay in preparing dinner
The couple stayed on the first-floor of their house in Mansarovar Colony, Ghaziabad adjacent to GT Road. The police said that the accused, Ashok Jaat, came home late night and was under the influence of alcohol.noida Updated: Jul 10, 2017 08:51 IST
A 60-year-old man allegedly shot dead his wife late Saturday night in Ghaziabad when she delayed serving him dinner and objected to his coming home drunk.
The couple stayed on the first-floor portion of their residence in Mansarovar Colony, adjacent to GT Road. They got into an altercation around midnight on Saturday. The police said that the accused, Ashok Jaat, came home late night and was under the influence of alcohol.
“After coming home late, he had asked his wife, 55-year-old Sunaina, to serve dinner but the preparations were a bit delayed. When he asked her the reason, she said that she was annoyed by his actions as he had come home drunk. He then slapped her and she objected to his misbehaviour,” said Surendra Singh, officiating station house officer, Kavi Nagar police station.
“The accused, who was annoyed by the state of affairs, pulled out a countrymade weapon and shot Sunaina on the forehead. She fell unconscious. On hearing the sound, their sons rushed to the first floor and informed the police immediately. The woman was alive when we were transporting her to the hospital in a PCR van but succumbed to her injuries when we reached the hospital,” Singh said.
The police arrested the accused and also seized the countrymade weapon used in the incident but did not tell him about his wife’s death. Officials said that Ashok had undergone a heart operation two years ago and had two stents placed in his heart.
“He was in the lock-up on Sunday morning and was repenting his conduct. He told us that he has no one to provide him food except his wife and said that his sons might not take care of him in his old age. He asked us to provide the best possible treatment to his wife and make sure that she survives, but she already died Saturday night. We did not tell him as he may have suffered health complication as a result,” Singh said.
Ashok is from Bulandshahr and had been living in Ghaziabad for over a decade. Both his sons are travel operators and stay on the ground floor of their residence.
First Published: Jul 09, 2017 23:00 IST