Delhi SI shoots himself in Sonipat after killing batchmate near Rohini metro station

Deccan Chronicle with agency inputs

Nation, Crime

Police say the suspect SI Deepanshu was identified with the help of the CCTV footage

The shooting took place outside the Rohini East metro station.

SI Deepanshu Rathi, who was posted at Bhajanpura police station shot dead his batchmate Preeti Ahlawat, also an SI near Rohini (E) metro station. The victim was posted at the Patparganj Industrial Area police station. Ahlawat joined the Delhi Police in 2018.

Latest reports said that Deepanshu later commited suicide neatr Murthal in Haryana's Sonipat.

Police officials said Preeti was shot in the head at around 9.30 pm on Friday. "We have identified the suspects and CCTV footage of the area has been collected," additional commissioner of police (Rohini) S D Mishra had said, soon after the shooting.

Three empty cartridges were found from the spot and a case was registered before the investigations begun.

The police identified Preeti's batchmate Deepanshu through the CCTV footage. The video showed him following the SI after she emerged out of the metro station. She was shot from a close range in the head, according to the police.

The cops tracked Rathi's location to Murthal through his mobile network. They later learnt that Deepanshu had shot himself inside his car.

Both the families were informed about the incident and colleagues and friends of the duo are being questioned to get more details on the nature of their relationship and find a possible motive to Deepanshu's act.