NEW DELHI: Hours after getting shot by a guard who was to protect her, the wife of a Gurgaon additional sessions judge succumbed to injuries late on Saturday.
Her teenage son, who was also shot at by the personal security officer (PSO), is critical, the police said.
The woman, Ritu Garg, 38, was shot in the chest, and her son, Dhruv Garg, 18, took a bullet in the head.
“She died due to excessive bleeding because of the bullet wound,” one of the three doctors who conducted Ritu’s post-mortem at Medanta Hospital said.
Ritu’s husband, judge Krishan Kant, mentioned in the FIR that the PSO got agitated when Dhruv asked him for the keys of the car after he and Ritu returned from shopping.
The security officer, Mahipal, who was arrested, claimed he had been “possessed” at the time of pulling the trigger. He has been remanded in police custody for four days.
“We will question him further. It is still not clear why he shot the wife and son of the additional sessions judge yesterday,” DCP east Gurugram Sulochana Gajra said on Sunday.