Man arrested for trying to kill nephew; case filed

Accused fired a shot in the victim’s direction, but missed

A 48-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly trying to kill his nephew after he intervened in a fight between the accused and his son in Vasant Kunj on Monday night, the police said on Tuesday.

A police officer privy to the case said that the accused has been identified as Rishi Pal, a resident of Rajokri, and the victim has been identified as Sunil, son of accused’s brother Lekh Ram, a retired DTC employee.

Mr. Ram said that around 11.30 p.m., he heard three rounds being fired at the accused’s house after which he went to check what had happened.

“He [Pal] and his wife Saroj, a retired Delhi Police Assistant Sub-Inspector, were having a fight with their son Ankit and his girlfriend. They were against their son’s relationship with the woman as he is 24-year-old and his girlfriend is 40,” Mr. Ram said.

‘Property dispute’

Mr. Ram said that when he went inside the accused’s house, his son Ankit and the woman had left and that made the accused furious. “He [Pal] has a property dispute with our younger brother and he does not want me to talk to our brother... My son [Sunil] had also come with me... He [Pal] fired a shot in his direction, but missed. He then hit my son with the pistol butt,” the 64-year-old said.

Mr. Ram and his son then called the police who reached the spot and took Mr. Sunil to AIIMS Trauma Centre where he underwent treatment before being discharged.

The officer said that a case under Indian Penal Code Section 307 (attempt to murder) has been registered at Vasant Kunj police station against the accused.

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