A 57-year-old Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) allegedly shot dead his wife and nephew before committing suicide at his home in Pune, Maharashtra on Monday, an official said.
The incident took place around 3:30 in the morning at ACP Bharat Gaikwad’s bungalow in Baner area. The reason behind the incident is yet to be ascertained, said an official of Chaturshree police station.
Gaikwad was on ACP post in Amravati and had come home, police said.
“Around 3.30 am on Monday, the ACP allegedly shot his wife first in the head. Hearing the gunshots, his son and nephew ran and opened the door. When they opened the door, he shot his nephew, who allegedly sustained injuries in the chest,” the official said. “Later Gaekwad shot himself in the head. Three died on the spot,” he said.
The other two have been identified as the slain police officer’s wife Moni Gaikwad (44) and nephew Deepak (35).
Police said that the incident is under investigation.
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