A National Security Guard (NSG) commando, Jitendra Yadav has allegedly shot his wife and sister-in-law and then shot himself in the head committing suicide at the flat of Gurugram’s Manesar camp on Tuesday morning.
The deceased Commando Yadav hailed from Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He was a permanent ASI of the Border Security Force on deputation for five years in the NSG.
The residents on hearing the gunshots informed the local police who then rushed to the shootout location, flat no. 42 of the NSG camp where he was deployed for the last couple of years.
The investigating officer of the case, Inspector Rahul Kumar said, “After we reached the spot, we found all three lying on the floor. It appeared during investigation that Jitendra had shot his wife Gudan and sister-in-law Khusboo, 18, following some argument, and then shot himself on the head with an automatic service pistol.”
Both victims were soon taken to the Rockland hospital where they are recovering under observation and the police are trying to get to the bottom of story that caused this incident, said ACP Dharambir Singh (Manesar) while speaking to The Indian Express.
“We are waiting for both of them to recover. We will record their statements only after that to know the reason that prompted Jitendra to take such an extreme step,” Kumar said.
Gunjan and Khushboo were shot in their stomach and sustained the injuries but had to undergo surgeries. After the surgery they have been put under observation in the ICU. Although the women are now out of danger now but they are still far from giving the statements to the police, said the reports.
According to the PTI reports, a total of 597 personnel from the armed forces have lost their lives to suicide in the past five years.
This is the second time when a commando from the elite forces camp in Manesar has committed suicide. Earlier, in October 2011, a commando named Surendra Singh also committed suicide by shooting himself, according to The Indian Express report.