Mohali: Gunshot fired in car, youth in coma

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Mohali: Gunshot fired in car, youth in coma

A police official examines the car at the crime spot in Phase 5, Mohali, on Friday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Mohali, January 21

A 32-year-old Kharar resident suffered a gunshot injury on the head inside a car in a Phase 5 residential area under mysterious circumstances this afternoon. The police said a married woman, a teacher, was in the driver’s seat of her vehicle while her husband was nearby when the incident took place.

A licensed pistol belonging to the victim, Harpreet Singh, was found in the car from the spot.

Sources said the woman, aged 35, reportedly told the police that Harpreet had been harassing her for the past five six months. Today, he met her in the market and pointed a pistol at her and forcibly took her to the residential area in Phase 5. When Harpreet saw the woman’s husband, a Phase 4 resident, approaching them, he first pointed the pistol at her and then suddenly shot himself in the right temple. The victim was taken to a nearby private hospital from where he was shifted to the PGI. He is stated to be in a state of coma, said the police.

The victim’s father, Harjeet Singh, said Harpreet and the woman were known to each other through Instagram for the past five-six months. He alleged that a few days ago, the woman’s family members had called them to their home where they had threatened and assaulted his son and him. The husband of the woman said eight days ago, they had approached the Phase 1 police about the harassment.

DSP, City 1, Sukhnaaz Singh said, “The woman and the husband are being probed. It is not clear who fired the gunshot. The CCTV footage of the area is being scanned. The weapon, a licensed pistol in the name of the victim, has been recovered. He was employed in a private security agency. The victim’s father has not given his statement yet. Based on his statement, a case would be registered.”

Victim’s licensed gun found in vehicle

A licensed pistol belonging to the victim, Harpreet Singh, was found in the car from the spot. Sources said the woman, aged 35, reportedly told the police that Harpreet had been harassing her for the past five six months. On Friday, he met her in the market and pointed a pistol at her and forcibly took her to the residential area in Phase 5. When Harpreet saw the woman’s husband, a Phase 4 resident, approaching them, he first pointed the pistol at her and then suddenly shot himself in the right temple.

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