Jilted lover kills ex, four others

Comment on this story
IOL  iol aug 12  crime tape INLSA

New Delhi - A jilted New Delhi resident upset over the marriage of his lover to another man shot her and four others dead before turning his gun on himself, a report said on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old man, named as Ravi, shot the woman, her new husband and her landlady in one location on Monday morning before travelling to a suburb to kill her father and sister, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

Ravi, who had allegedly continued his relationship with his ex-girlfriend even after her marriage over a year ago, was unhappy with her family who had prevented him from marrying her, a senior police official was quoted as saying.

Parents in India often choose husbands or wives for their children, although the trend for “love marriages” has grown during the country's economic transformation.

The Times of India said Ravi was armed with an automatic pistol and another improvised firearm.

As gun licences are difficult to obtain in India, there is a flourishing market for weapons illegally manufactured in backstreet workshops. Guns are increasingly seen here as a status symbol.

A police spokesman was not immediately available for comment. - Sapa-AFP


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.