VDC-SPO shoots self after killing wife in Doda

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 6/18/2019 2:03:18 PM

DODA, Jun 17: A Special Police Officer (SPO), who was a Village Defence Committee member, Monday allegedly killed his wife before committing suicide with his service rifle in Doda district, officials said.
Village Defence Committee SPO Dheeraj Raj (45) killed his wife, Urmila Devi(42) with his service rifle and then trained the gun at himself, they said.
The SSP of Doda, Shabir Ahmed Malik, said, “According to preliminary report, the SPO brought out his service weapon and shot dead his wife and himself. As of now, we are investigating the case and the reason behind the step taken by Dheeraj Raj.” “We have seized the service rifle used in the incident and registered a case,” the SSP said.
Dheeraj Raj killed his wife at their residence in Bashal Shamthi in Kastigarh tehsil this afternoon. After hearing gunshots at about 12 noon, the locals informed the police, who immediately rushed to the spot and shifted the duo to a local hospital, where both were declared as brought dead.



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