Sources say that initial probe revealed that it was Deepanshu who went to Delhi and killed Preeti in cold blood. (Photo Credit: Wajid Ali/News Nation )
In a sensational case, a Delhi Police sub-inspector was shot dead outside Rohini metro station on Friday night. The victim has been identified as Preeti Ahlawat. The 26-year-old, who had joined the Delhi Police in 2018, was posted at Patparganj Industrial Area Police Station. News nation has learnt that she was allegedly gunned down by her colleague. Additional Commissioner of Police (Rohini) SD Mishra had said that three empty cartridges were found from the spot.
The accused later committed suicide at his home in Haryana’s Sonipat. Sources say that initial probe revealed that it was Deepanshu who went to Delhi and killed Preeti in cold blood. An onlooker had alerted the police about a woman’s body lying in pool of blood outside the metro station at around 9:30 pm on Friday. Later, the victim was identified as the sub-inspector. It was in late-night development that the police received information about the Sonipat suicide.
Sources say it was case of relationship gone wrong. News Nation has information that Preeti knew Deepanshu. The families of both of them have not come forward. The woman’s family is still in shock. So far, no official statement has been made by the Delhi Police in the case.
Amid the tight security arrangement due to Delhi Assembly Elections, the murder of the policewoman sent shockwaves in the area. Police and paramilitary personnel have been posted at various locations. Barricades have been placed and vehicles are being checked on several roads.
The murder of the cop has one again raised the issue of women safety in Delhi. In a recently-released report, NCRB data showed disturbing, upward trend of crime against women. As many as 3,59,849 cases of crime against women were registered across the country in 2017, continuing the upward trend for the third consecutive year, the latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data released on Monday showed. In 2015, 3,29,243 cases of crimes against women were registered and 3,38,954 cases were registered in 2016. The cases categorised as crimes against women include murder, rape, dowry death, suicide abetment, acid attack, cruelty against women and kidnapping, etc. According to the NCRB data for 2017, which was released after a delay of more than a year, the maximum cases were registered in Uttar Pradesh (56,011) -- the country's most populated state.
Maharashtra recorded the second-highest number of crimes against women with 31,979 cases, followed by 30,992 in West Bengal, 29,778 in Madhya Pradesh, 25,993 in Rajasthan and 23,082 in Assam, the data said.