A day after a 30-year-old businessman was shot at twice in the head by an alleged contract killer, police have arrested his wife for allegedly conspiring with her lover to kill him.
“We have arrested Kirat’s wife Khushi and her lover Nakul. A case of attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy has been registered against them,” DCP (Southwest) Suman Goyal said.
Police said Nakul and Kirat were friends. Kirat was in judicial custody in Tihar jail for having raped a woman. In his absence, Nakul was taking care of Khushi. They reportedly grew close and decided to get married, police said.
However, Kirat was soon released on bail. “Kirat suspected the two of having an affair. He fought with Nakul over this issue. Nakul and Khushi then decided to eliminate Kirat and contacted a man, Muqueem, for the job,” a senior police officer said.
Nakul then asked Kirat to Delhi Cantonment area on Friday. When Kirat was near Subroto Park in Southwest Delhi, Muqueem shot at Kirat.
The bullet hit his head and he fell on the road. Muqueem reportedly fired another shot to make sure that Kirat was dead, but he missed.
“Passersby rushed Kirat to the hospital. Doctors conducted a medical examination and said the bullet was wedged in the outer layer of his skull. Kirat underwent an operation and is now recuperating,” the officer said.