A former pilot has left everyone in shock over what he did after trying to kill his wife and daughter by shooting them.
A former pilot tried to kill his wife and daughter before killing himself in Mayur Vihar area on Saturday evening. According to the police, the deceased has been identified as 61-year-old Anand Kumar. Initial investigation has suggested that Anand opened fire at his wife and daughter after a verbal argument. The Delhi Police have registered a case.
Around 5.30 pm on Friday, the police received a call informing that one person tried to kill his family and later, killed himself. When the police officers reached his residence at the Mavilla apartments, they found that he was lying on the floor of his bedroom.
“Immediately he was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him as dead. We also came to know that Anand’s wife and daughter ran away from their house to save themselves from Anand. He has fired four rounds, and a pistol has been recovered from the spot,” a senior police official from East Delhi said.
Anand’s wife, identified as 57-yearold Raj Laxmi, and his daughter Abhilasha have not suffered any injuries as such, the police claimed.
According to the police, Anand came back from Germany just a few days ago. He had gone to meet his second daughter who was with her husband in Germany.
“Abhilasha and Raj Laxmi told us that a verbal altercation started over his recent trip. The family was not happy with his Germany trip,” sources said
Deceased Anand had a kidney transplant last year due to which he had to leave his job as well, police said.
According to initial investigation, the family told the police that Anand was upset due to his disease. He left for Germany without informing other family members.
When his family members tried to find him, they got to know that he was in Germany.
“When he came back from Germany, his family asked for an explanation of leaving the country without informing them. But Anand refused to reply.
This triggered a verbal argument and suddenly he fired at his daughter and wife.
Fortunately, both of them escaped the shots. Then, he went inside his bedroom and shot himself,” sources added.
When police questioned the neighbours, they said the family never had any serious verbal fight as such. Anand used to talk with the neighbours, sources said.
His wife had once told her neighbour that Anand was depressed ever since his kidney transplant took place last year, police said. Police have sent the body for postmortem. According to the police, Anand was a pilot with a private airline and left the job in 2015.