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Policeman guns down wife, father & mother-in-law in Jammu

A policeman opened fire, killing his wife, mother-in-law, and father-in-law besides leaving two others injured in Jammu, officials said on Wednesday.

They said the incident took place on Tuesday late evening in which policeman Ravinder Kumar killed his wife Seema Kumari, father-in-law Ramesh Kumar and mother-in-law Raj Kumari while two other family members were injured seriously in Phallian Mandal village.

They said that the assailant-policeman is posted in the security wing. “As a result of this, his mother-in-law succumbed on the spot whereas both father-in-law and wife shifted to GMC Jammu in seriously injured conditions where they died,” the officials said.

“He came and offered us sweets on the pretext of his promotion,” said a family member of the slain, adding that later the accused fired with his assault rifle killing his three people and injuring two others.

“There was a family dispute between husband and wife which is the basic cause of this incident,” said the family member.

Inspector-General of Police in Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh said that the accused policeman has been arrested and further investigation and other legal formalities are going on.

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