The wife and 18-year old son of a Gurugram judge were shot at by his personal security officer (PSO). Ritu Garg (38) succumbed to her injuries on last night. She was shot in the chest. Her cremation will take place later today.
Additional sessions judge Krishan Kant’s son, Dhruv was shot in the head. He is still battling for his life. His condition remains critical.
“Ritu Garg died at 11:05 pm after her condition deteriorated. Excessive bleeding was the major cause of death. Her blood pressure was low and blood was also found in her lungs,” deputy commissioner of police (crime) Sumit Kuhar said.
Kuhar also added that Dhruv is being kept on a ventilator, as the bullet had caused a major blood vessel to burst.
How the Gurugram shooting incident unfolded
The incident happened at around 3:30 pm (IST) on Saturday. The mother-son duo had gone for some shopping at Arcadia Market in Sector 49, Gurugram. Additional sessions judge Krishan Kant’s PSO Mahipal Singh (32) first shot at the mother. He then attacked the son.
Footage circulated on social media by eyewitnesses shows how Singh tried to drag them into the car after shooting at them. When he was unable to do so, he fled the scene in the same car, leaving the victims behind. The victims were rushed to a private hospital.
It is rather shocking that despite the presence of so many onlookers, no one came to the victims’ rescue.
After driving away in the car, Singh called the judge to inform him about the incident. He also called his mother to tell her about the shooting. Singh, a head constable, had been the judge’s personal security officer since April 2017.
Singh stopped mid-way at a police station where he fired again. The Station House Officer was unable to catch hold of him there. Police finally managed to arrest him two hours later from Gurugram-Faridabad road.
Police have been interrogating Mahipal Singh to find out the motive behind his crimes. However, so far, Singh hasn’t revealed any substantial information. KK Rao, commissioner of police, said that Singh was suffering from depression and other psychological issues.