The Delhi police have arrested a 41-year-old woman in the capital for conspiring with 23-year-old paramour, to kill her husband who was shot yesterday in South Delhi’s Defence Colony area. The victim who works as a contractual driver with BSES Rajdhani Power, survived the gunshot to his neck.
The police on Thursday arrested the wife, identified as Babita, and her partner, Rohan, who attacked her 45-year-old husband, Bhimraj, a resident of Chirag Delhi.
The incident took place on Wednesday morning just before 09am when the police were informed that a motorcycle rider had shot Bhimraj while he was inside a car in the Andrews Ganj locality.
The injured husband was shifted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he is undergoing treatment. As reported by PTI, prima facie, the police viewed the incident as based on enmity.
Later, the police said that CCTV footage from the area showed the bike used by the attacker, but the registration number was not immediately visible. An expanded search led the police to zero-in on the number, based on which they used the insurance details to approach a resident of the Rana Pratap Nagar shantytown.
The man, however, said he had sold the bike to a persona named Lakhan, a Kamala Nagar resident. Lakhan, in turn, led the police to Rohan, alias Manish, of Govindpuri, to whom the vehicle had subsequently been sold, the police said. The police also found CCTV footage of Rohan walking away after parking the bike and carrying a helmet.
During interrogation, Rohan initially told officials that he had been in a confrontation with Bhimraj in a road-rage incident a few days ago. Yesterday’s attack, he said, was a culmination of that quarrel. The investigators, however, felt something amiss after going through the victim’s and Rohan’s call records. Further questioning unravelled the 23-year-old’s story.
The accused then revealed his four-month-old romantic affair with Bhimraj’s wife Babita, and told the police that when the husband learnt of their affair, he had beaten up his wife. She, in turn, asked Rohan to kill him so that they could unite, the police said. On her instigation, he bought a country-made firearm and ammunition and carried out yesterday’s attack.
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