Police in Haryana’s Gurugram have arrested a 35-year-old woman after she shot at an auto driver because she was angry over how the latter had parked his vehicle in an otherwise narrow lane.
The accused, identified as Sapna, is a resident of Sector 9 of Bhawani Enclave Gurugram, which is newly developed city adjacent to Delhi, India’s national capital. The 23-year-old driver has been identified as Sunil Kataria, who’s also the resident of the same neighbourhood.
Sapna, according to the local police, was upset over how Sunil had parked his vehicle incorrectly while answering a phone call. This led to argument between the two. “The fight ended after residents and neighbours intervened. Sapna left, but soon she returned with a country-made pistol. She shot at Sunil, but he dodged the bullet, showed a medical examination of the victim, which was conducted at the Civil Hospital on Wednesday evening,” an investigator told Hindustan Times.
The video of Sapna threatening to shoot at the driver has gone viral on social media platforms. In the video, the accused, dressed in sleeveless saffron top, is heard saying repeatedly, “Maar dungi tujhe. (I will kill you)” The driver is seen desperately changing the direction of the pistol held by Sapna.
Cops have registered a case against Sapna under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 307 (attempt to murder) and 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 25, 54 and 59 of The Arms Act, at the Sector 9-A police station.
A report by National Crime Record Bureau in December 2017 had said that crimes in Haryana had considerably gone up ranking the state fourth across India. Haryana’s crime rate — total cases per 1 lakh of population — for incidences under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) went up to 320.6, from 310.4 in 2015. Delhi was in the lead, followed by Kerala and Madhya Pradesh.