MP: Policeman shoots man dead, kills self over inter-faith 'love affair' in Shajapur

MP: Policeman shoots man dead, kills self over inter-faith 'love affair' in Shajapur

After the incident, the constable ended his life by jumping in front of a train.

FP News ServiceUpdated: Monday, May 22, 2023, 03:37 PM IST
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Shajapur (Madhya Pradesh): A Madhya Pradesh police constable, who had shot at a woman and her father killing him, later died by suicide by jumping in front of a train, officials said.

The incident occurred at Malikhedi village under Berchha police station limits in the Shajapur district at around 1 am on Monday.

According to information, the deceased person was identified as Zakir Khan, while his daughter Shivani was seriously injured. She was first taken to Shajapur district hospital, from where she was referred to Indore. The constable has been identified as Subhash Kharadi, and he was posted in Dewas police lines.

"Police received information in the night that a person had shot a woman and her father due to a love affair under Berchha police station limits in the district. Acting on the information the police rushed to spot and started an investigation after registering a case into the matter. The woman sustained injuries while her father died in the incident," Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) Bhavishya Bhaskar said.

In the same case, information was received in the morning that a body was found near a railway track in the area. After which, the police reached the spot and began further investigation in the matter, he added.

Kharadi got job on compensatory ground

According to the police, Mayaram Kharadi, father of accused constable Subhash Kharadi, was posted as a sub-inspector at Berchha police station about eight years ago. After his father's death, Subhash got a compassionate appointment to the post of constable.

During his posting as a constable, accused Subhash met Shivani, who comes from a Muslim family. The duo was involved in the relationship, but her family members opposed her relationship with Subhash as they didn’t want to get their daughter married to a person of another religion.  

Girl started distancing herself after family's objection

Following this, Shivani started distancing herself from Subhash after the family protested. When Subhash cited their relationship, Shivani refused to go against the family, and that angered Subhash, leading to the incident.

On the intervening night of Sunday – Monday at around 1 am, accused Subhash climbed the ladder to the first floor of Shivani’s house and opened fire on her and her father present there.

During the firing incident, the brother of Shivani was also present, and though he was not hit by the bullet, he was also injured by the shrapnel. After committing the crime, the accused, Subhash, fled, leaving his Activa at the spot itself.

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