Man accused of killing wife at Delhi metro station commits suicide

Last Updated: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 09:15 hrs

New Delhi: The man who allegedly shot dead his wife and critically injured her father has committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree, police said Wednesday.

"Pawan Kumar committed suicide by hanging himself with a tree near a railway station in Muradnagar in Uttar Pradesh," a police officer said.

The body was found by the Government Railway Police (GRP) early Wednesday morning, who informed police, he said.

Deepti, 25, was killed Tuesday and her father Bishan Das, 55, was critically injured when her estranged husband Pawan Kumar shot them outside the Karkardooma Metro station in east Delhi.

Deepti was taken to the Deepak Memorial Hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.

Bishan Das, who received two bullets in his shoulder and stomach, was initially taken to Hedgewar Arogya Sansthan Hospital from where he was shifted to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital where he is under treatment but stated to be out of danger.

Pawan Kumar, 30, a resident of east Delhi's New Usmanpur area, was on the run after fleeing from the spot of shooting, leaving his weapon, cartridges and car outside the Metro station.

"Five empty cartridges and a double-barrel rifle have been recovered from the spot," a CISF official told IANS. The CISF looks after security at all Delhi Metro stations.

Bishan Das, a resident of Chirag Dilli in south Delhi, told police that there was discord between Deepti and her husband and a case was going on in court. He was returning with his daughter from Karkardooma court after attending a hearing when they were shot.

The police had yesterday seized a .12 bore double barrel gun from the spot where the firing took place. Pawan had fled leaving behind the weapon, they had said.

Deepti was rushed to nearby Hedgewar hospital but was declared brought dead while Das is undergoing treatment in Deepak Memorial hospital.

Five empty cartridges and the car in which Pawan came to the spot were also recovered from the spot, according to the police.

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