In a shocking incident, two women were allegedly shot dead by assailants over monetary disputs in southwest Delhi’s R K Puram area early Sunday morning.
In light of the incident, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has conveyed his condolences to the family of the victims. At the same time, he has batted for Delhi’s law and order department to be handed over to the city’s government from the Centre’s Home Ministry.
Currently, Delhi’s law and order is monitored by the Union Home Ministry and the Delhi police is directly accountable to it.
The police said within hours of the incident, the main accused and his associate were arrested.
They added that cops received a call around 4.40 am from the victims’ brother stating that his sisters were shot at in Ambedkar Basti.
“Acting on information received, our police team reached the spot wherein it was found that two women were shot at and shifted to SJ Hospital, where they died.” The deceased were identified as Pinky (30) and Jyoti (29).
Preliminary investigation revealed that the assailants were after the victims’ brother and the motive behind the incident seems to be a monetary dispute, the DCP told news agency PTI.
”The prime accused and his associate were arrested in connection with the incident,” he said.
A case has been registered and further investigation is underway, the police official said.
(With PTI inputs)