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Cop kills wife, mother and father-in-law in Jammu

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Accused arrested, investigations started: Police

Jammu: A police man was arrested after he opened fire and killed his wife, mother-in-law and father-in law besides leaving two others injured at Phallian Mandal village of Jammu on Tuesday.

Sources said that the incident of shootout took place on Tuesday late evening in which a man, his wife and his married daughter were killed while two other family members were injured seriously.

They said that assailant is a cop who is posted in security wing of police and was married to the lady who has been murdered along with her father and mother.

“He came and offered us sweets on the pretext of his promotion,” said a family member adding that later the accused fired with his assault rifle killing three persons including his wife, mother-in-law and father in law on spot and injuring two others, a local news agency KNO reported.

The family members said that some dispute between the cop and his in-laws was the cause behind the tragic incident.

Inspector General of Police in Jammu zone,  Mukesh Singh told KNO that accused person has been arrested and further investigation and other legal formalities are going on.

SSP Jammu  Shridhar Patil confirmed that the accused identified as Ravinder Kumar killed his wife Seema Kumari, father-in-law Ramesh Kumar and mother in law Raj Kumari.

Meanwhile, a police spokesman in a statement said that today an information was received at PP Mandal Phallain that one person namely Rajinder Kumar who is serving in police has fired upon his wife and in-laws namely— Seema Devi (wife),  Romesh Kumar (father in law) and Raj Kumari (mother in law) at their home in Allora village with his service weapon.

“As a result, his mother-in-law succumbed on spot where as both father-in-law and wife were shifted to GMC Jammu in seriously injured conditions. Both succumbed to their injuries.

A case has been registered at PS Satwari and a Police team has arrested the accused from Gajansoo. Further investigation of the case is going on, the spokesman said.



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