Patna: the military man commits suicide after shooting his wife and sister-in-law inside a moving car
PATNA: In a shocking incident, an army personnel committed suicide after shooting his wife and his newly married sister-in-law in the head of a moving car on a road near the village of Saidabad, in the area of the subdivision of Rania Talab police station in Patna Sunday district.
Army personnel were identified as Vishnu Kumar Sharma (34). He was sent to Gujarat, but had come home with a license more than a month ago in his village Lalganj, in the area of the Garhani police station in the Bhojpur district.
Vishnu's late wife and sister-in-law were identified as Damini Sharma and Dimple Sharma, respectively. The three died instantly. The incident took place between 11.30 a.m. and 12 noon.
The trio was sitting in the backseat of the car while Vishnu's relative, Mithilesh Thakur, drove the vehicle. The soldier's two sons, Virat, about eight years old and Vaibhav, about six years old, also traveled with them and were sitting next to Thakur. The car was owned by Vishnu and has a Jharkhand registration number.
According to police, Vishnu also tried to kill the remaining three, but managed to flee after Thakur stopped the car.
Paliganj SDPO Manoj Kumar Pandey said Dimple had married a week ago. He said Vishnu had used a licensed gun to shoot Dimple, Damini and himself.
SDPO said that Vishnu suddenly became enraged at such a level that he emptied an entire magazine addressed to Dimple and Damini at close range, resulting in multiple bullets in their bodies.
He shoved another magazine into the gun and pumped more bullets into their bodies before finally shooting himself in the head from the chin, SDPO said adding that four live and multiple empty cartridges were recovered inside the car along with the gun used by Vishnu.
After a preliminary investigation, it was revealed to the police that Vishnu had begun to behave erratically and used to get angry and annoyed frequently after being affected by dengue shortly after arriving home, he said.
SDPO Pandey said family members were taking Vishnu to a doctor in Patna from Lalganj in Bhojpur when the entire incident unfolded in the blink of an eye.
He said police learned that Vishnu had been in jail four different times for clashes, including beating police personnel in uniform.
“Of the four, he was sent to jail one time each from Kotwali and Danapur police station in Patna,” he said, adding that the army personnel was in service but was highly ill-tempered.
This is the second such incident in the district within two days. On November 29, a young Chetan Anand also committed suicide by shooting himself in the head after trying to kill his girlfriend Nidhi Rani by breaking into his rented accommodation in Nand Gaon under the area of the Shashtri Nagar police station in The state capital. Nidhi was also shot in the head and was still under serious treatment.