Enraged constable opens fire on in-laws: One killed and two injured
Indore: Constable Ashok Ghate, who killed his mother-in-law and attempted to kill his father-in-law before made an abortive bid to end life, mentioned in his one and half pages suicide note that he was quite depressed over his relationship with wife Varsha and her family members. He reached his sister-in-law’s house with an aim to kill his in-laws after attending his night duty. He couldn’t kill Varsha and daughter Avantika (2), if they found at the spot.
According to Varsha, Ashok was cruel to her and was demanding Rs 2 lakh dowry after their marriage in 2011. “He was torturing me for dowry and was thrashing me daily on petty issues. I have lodged a complaint thrice with the Vijay Nagar police station earlier but they didn’t register any complaint and sent me after counselling,” Varsha added.She further said that she had also gone to Women’s police station but in vain.
“I had left Ashok in 2013 after which he had been coming to my home and abused my parents daily.
He also threatened us earlier for life and also misbehaved with our neighbours when they took objection on his deeds. I lodged a complaint against him under dowry charges two days ago,” she said adding “My husband had also put me in lock whenever he had gone on his duty. After fading up, I came to my house along with my daughter.”
Joined police in 2005, was married in 2011
As per information, Ghate had joined police force in 2005 and he was posted in various police stations of the city. He was recently posted in Pandharinath police station.Ghate had arranged marriage with Varsha Pagare in 2011 and has a daughter Avantika.Varsha had left Ashok’s home in 2013.
His in-laws didn’t allow Varsha to come back
On the other hand, family members of Ashok alleged that his in-laws were not allowing Varsha to come back to his home. “He had requested so many times to his in-laws but under the influence of their neighbour, the family members refused to send her back. Ashok was depressed from a long time and was suggesting his friends for not getting married.
Software engineer injured anyways
Injured in the incident, software engineer Amit Tiwari turned victim anyways. He was washing his bike outside his home and was unaware about any incident of open fire. Amit’s father traffic constable Bihari Lal Tiwari said that his son was shifted to CHL Hospital after getting primary treatment in Life Line Hospital. DSP (Traffic) Arvind Tiwari also came to meet the injured after getting information.
Dr Rohit Trivedi had killed his wife and in-laws
Earlier, in September 2013, Dr Rohit Trivedi had killed his fatehr-in-law PC Pandey and Mother-in-law Gayatri Pandey after killing his wife Dr Priyanka. It is to be noted that Dr Trivedi had also committed suicide after killing in-laws. It was also found that his daughter Suhi was killed by his wife. The incident took place in Bakhatgarh Tower after some family dispute.