The Hush Post| 10:38 pm|one-minute-read|
A man while trying to kill himself shot himself in the ear late on Friday. However, the bullet came out of his head from the other side, and hit his wife, who was sitting next to him in the car. And it entered her neck.
The 34-year-old man is struggling for his life at a Delhi hospital’s intensive care unit .
His wife, who is seven-months pregnant, is out of danger.
The reason for the shooting seems to have been an argument over the man being unemployed, the wife said in her statement.
Deputy police commissioner (Manesar) Deepak Saharan said the bullet penetrated through the man’s ear and went out of the other side and hit the woman in her neck. “The ballistics report is awaited. We have registered an FIR [first information report].”
A police officer familiar with the investigation and who spoke on condition of anonymity said such incidents of a bullet passing through a body and hitting another person are rare but not unusual.
The couple fought were the man’s unemployment and then he shot himself
Investigators said the couple is from Faridabad and moved to a rented accommodation in Gurugram’s Rampura area five months ago.
They added that the man separated from his first wife in 2017. He then moved to Mathura to run a grocery store.
He met his second wife in Mathura and they got married in 2019. The officer cited above said the couple got into an argument because the man wanted to drop off his wife at her parents’ house after the check-up, while she wanted to stay with him.
“An argument ensued and the man parked the SUV and took out his pistol [and shot himself],” the officer said.
“In her statement, his wife said that they have been fighting for the past four days over his employment situation.”
A 7.62 mm cartridge was used in the pistol; police are checking whether the man has a licence for the gun.
A passer-by noticed the couple bleeding inside the car and informed the police. The cops rushed them to Gurugram’s civil hospital. They were later referred to Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital.