A 32-year-old woman was shot dead by her husband after a feud erupted between the couple in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior district early on Monday. The accused husband, Rishabh Singh Bhadoria, is a former spokesperson of the Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee.
As per the police, Bhadoria, a resident of the Thatipur area in Gwalior, was living with his family and a preliminary investigation revealed that the couple had heated arguments on Sunday evening, which continued the next morning also.
Police said that during the argument, Bhadoria took out his gun and pointed it at his wife who tried to run away, but her husband opened fire.
Bhadoria's father heard a gunshot and rushed inside the room and found his daughter-in-law (Bhavna Bahdoria) lying in a pool of blood on the ground. Subsequently, he informed the local police station. The couple has two children who were sleeping when the incident took place.
Before the police could reach the spot, Bhadoria ran away with his gun.
He was also allegedly involved in the violence that took place in Gwalior and Chambal on April 2. There are some other criminal cases registered against him. The district administration had in 2020 also initiated proceedings against him to expel him from the city limits.
Police said around 16 cases are pending against him which include murder, attempt to murder, criminal intimidation, assault, and possession of illegal weapons.
"A case has been registered and the body has been sent for the post-mortem. Family persons are being interrogated to find out the reason behind the scuffle. A search operation to nab the accused has been launched," said a senior police official. (AA/IANS)