A Delhi Police sub-inspector allegedly shot dead a 28-year-old woman and then tried to commit suicide by shooting himself at a park in southwest Delhi's Dwarka Sector 4 in broad daylight on Sunday.
The officer, identified as Vijendra Bishnoi (33), a native of Rajasthan, allegedly had an extra-marital affair with the deceased woman, Nikita, a former news stringer who lived in Dwarka and had separated from her husband, said a senior police official.
Bishnoi, himself was an accused in a domestic violence case registered on the basis of a complaint filed by his wife in Rajasthan, the official said.
According to police, the incident took place around 9.45 am when Bishnoi asked the woman to come to the park, where they were last seen sitting on a bench and talking to each other.
He suddenly pulled out his service revolver and fired three bullets which hit the woman on her chest and abdomen. By the time people could gather there, Bishnoi pointed the gun towards himself and fired two rounds. While one bullet hit his abdomen, the other hit his chest.
Locals called up the police and both were rushed to a hospital, where the woman was declared brought dead and Bishnoi was reported to be in a critical condition.
He was then moved to AIIMS Trauma Centre where he is fighting for his life.
Bishnoi joined the force as a sub-inspector in 2008 and is presently posted at west Delhi's Ranhoula police station.
He was allegedly involved in an intimate relationship with the woman for around the past three years, the senior official said, adding that relatives of both parties have been informed about the incident.
Bishnoi is likely to face dismissal in connection with the incident after he recovers, the official added.
"A case has been registered under relevant sections of law and investigation is underway," Joint Commissioner of Police (southwest) Dependra Pathak said.