Class 12 student shoots woman in Delhi

August 6th, 2008 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Angry over his brother’s relations with a girl, a Class 12 student shot dead the girl’s mother in northwest Delhi, the police said Wednesday. Abhay Shankar Pandey shot dead Rita Dube (33)following a heated argument at her house.

The police said the victim, her husband Brijesh and their three daughters and two sons had moved to Delhi ten days ago from Gorakhpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh. The Dubes were known to the boy’s family.

“Rita’s elder daughter was in love with Abhay’s elder brother Atul. They wanted to marry, and Rita and her husband had no objections. But Atul’s mother and brother Abhay were strictly opposed to it,” said a police official.

“In the morning Abhay and Rita had an argument over the same issue. Abhay pulled out a country-made (illegally made) gun and fired at Rita from the point blank range. She died on the spot,” the officer added.

The police said a case has been registered and search was on to nab Abhay, who ran away.

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