A 34-year-old National Security Guard (NSG) commando allegedly committed suicide after shooting his wife and sister-in-law in an apparent fit of rage at his residence inside the elite counter-terrorism squad’s Manesar campus in Haryana on Tuesday. Police officials said they suspect familial discord caused the incident.
Assistant sub-inspector Jitender Singh used his MP5 service submachine gun to allegedly shoot his 30-year-old wife and 17-year-old sister-in-law, both of whom are critically wounded, before shooting himself, the police said. Singh’s body has been sent for post-mortem.
Singh, who had been in service since 2002, hails from Kanpur and was residing in the NSG camp in Manesar for the past two years. He was posted in NSG on deputation from Border Security Force.
The incident took place at 9am on Tuesday. The neighbours reported the incident to police after they heard the gunshots and rushed to his house.
The deceased’s wife, Guddan, and sister-in-law, Kushboo, were admitted to Rockland Hospital in Manesar. Singh’s two children — an eight-year-old girl and two-year-old boy — are safe, police said. The children are being looked after by their neighbours.
“We are investigating the matter. The price reason for the incident is not known as of now. The cause behind the shooting seems to be a dispute in the family. However, we are investigating all angles,” said Dharamveer Singh, ACP, Gurgaon police, Manesar.
The case is currently with the Manesar police station and investigation is being conducted under Section 144 of CrPC.
“We have not yet filed any FIR. We are waiting for the victims’ statements. The family members have been informed and are on their way. Singh’s wife was shot in her lungs, while his sister-in-law received bullet on her abdomen,” said Rahul Dev, SHO, Manesar police station.
An NSG spokesperson said, “Gurgaon police is conducting the probe and we are providing them all required information .”