A doctor, accused of opening fire on his business partner over a dispute, committed suicide with the same weapon hours after the attack, police said today.
Dr Shashi Kumar was found dead at a farmhouse in Moinabad area around midnight. He allegedly shot himself dead by firing the pistol into his mouth, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Rajendranagar division), K Ganga Reddy said.
A suicide note, purportedly written by Shashi, was recovered from the spot. The deceased claimed that he had not shot Uday, his business partner, and alleged that their another partner, Dr Sai Kumar, had opened fire on Uday.
“We are verifying the allegations made in the suicide note,” the ACP said.
Uday, Shashi Kumar and Sai Kumar are partners in a multi-speciality 100-bed hospital in Madhapur area, which was inaugurated on January 1.
According to police, a woman had dropped Shashi to the farmhouse after the incident.
The incident occurred yesterday on street number 6 of Himayath Nagar here. Shashi Kumar allegedly shot Uday inside a car before fleeing from the spot. Police had formed two special teams to arrest Shashi.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Zone) VB Kamalasan Reddy yesterday said the incident could be a fallout of disputes over running of the hospital.
Uday managed to get out of his car, get inside an auto-rickshaw and reach a private hospital. He is stated to be “stable”.
As per the preliminary probe, Shashi Kumar had invested about Rs 75 lakh in the hospital. Uday was the medical director, Sai Kumar the CEO, and Shashi the director, the DCP said.
“It seems differences had erupted and Shashi had sought his money back,” he said.
The three had met to discuss the issue. At the time of the incident, they were sitting inside a car - Uday in the driver’s seat, Sai on co-driver’s seat and Shashi on the backseat.
“Following heated arguments, Shashi threatened them and suddenly took out his licensed .32 pistol and allegedly fired one round at Uday. The bullet grazed his left ear,” DCP Reddy said.
Narayanguda police has registered a case of attempt to murder under Section 307 of IPC in this regard.