A 40 year old man shot his wife dead in Fatehganj west area of Bareilly on Saturday evening. The man suspected that his wife was cheating on him. The 32-year-old wife obtained bail for him about 15 days before he shot her dead in a marketplace in Fatehganj area of Bareilly.
Report claims that Krishnapal Lodhi, the accused, pumped multiple bullets into his wife, Pooja. The accused also shot his wife’s friend Munna, who is presently undergoing treatment in a hospital. The police have sent Pooja’s body for autopsy.
As per a police officer, quoted by a newspaper, the accused during an interrogation asserted that he suspected his wife of cheating on him and thereby he decided to shoot her. Krishnapal Lodhi, the accused went ahead to claim that Pooja, his wife deserved to die and so she killed her. He added that he has no regrets.
According to the police, Krishnapal had eloped with Pooja in 2012. The then couple married against their family’s consent. Later, Pooja used to run a beauty parlour in an effort to support the family.
As far as reports are concerned, Krishnapal was earlier arrested in an attempt to murder case and was put in jail. Recently, he was out on bail, which his wife secured for him. As soon as the murder took place, Krishnapal was apprehended with the murder weapon.
Bareilly SP (city), Rahul Bhati asserted that the accused has been sent to jail and an FIR has been lodged under IPC Sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder).
Pooja’s mother Sheela Devi narrated that Krishnapal Lodhi had turned into an alcoholic person. She claimed that Krishnapal used to beat her daughter every night. She continued that on Saturday, Krishnapal came home in an inebriated state and commenced hurling abuses at Pooja in front of their minor sons. After Pooja tried to confront him, he got annoyed and took out a country made pistol.
Seeing the country-made pistol, Pooja panicked and ran away from the house. Unfortunately, the accused chased her and eventually shot her dead.
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