The Hush Post: A 24-year-old chartered accountant, working for a private company in Gurugram, was shot at allegedly by her jilted lover in Delhi’s Ashok Vihar area. The accused 30-year-old Harish Sharma has been arrested. He is unemployed but plays musical instruments with a ‘jagrata mandal’ at religious functions. The incident took place at the house of her maternal grandmother.
Police said the accused was enraged because the woman had reportedly “snubbed” him and had “spurned” his marriage proposal. Talking to media persons, Deputy commissioner of police (northwest) Aslam Khan said Sharma had fled from the scene but was identified with the help of CCTV camera installed in the neighbourhood and was nabbed from his house in east Delhi’s Shahdara at 3 am on Sunday morning. A countrymade pistol used for the crime was recovered from him.
The accused reached the victim’s grandmother’s house and rang the door bell. When the victim opened the door, he expressed his desire to talk to her. When she refused and asked him to leave, Sharma got angry and in a fit of rage he whipped out a pistol and shot at the woman even as she tried to close the door, the police said.
The bullet whizzed past her body but caused injuries on her chest. Her sister and brother-in-law who live in the neighbourhood rushed her to a nearby private hospital.
“The woman in her statement alleged that Sharma used to harass and stalk her. He used to follow her to her office in Gurugram. She had complained about the same to her office management,” the officer added.
Sharma told the police that Sharma was annoyed with the woman as she had got engaged to another man around five months ago. Sharma knew the victim’s family well as he is their neighbour in Shahadra for the last ten years. The victim’s mother and brother live in Shahdara, while she mostly stayed with her maternal grandparents at their Ashok Vihar home.
“Sharma claimed that they were in a relationship,” Khan said, adding the woman’s fiancé had also asked Sharma to stay away from her.