Jilted lover kills 5 in Delhi shooting spree: Report

By AFP
Published: September 4, 2012

The jilted lover, Ravi, was unhappy with girl's family who had prevented him from marrying her. PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI, INDIA: A jilted New Delhi resident upset over the marriage of his lover to another man shot her and four others dead before turning his gun on himself, a report said Tuesday.  

The 25-year-old man, named as Ravi, shot the woman, her new husband and her landlady in one location on Monday morning before travelling to a suburb to kill her father and sister, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

Ravi, who had allegedly continued his relationship with his ex-girlfriend even after her marriage over a year ago, was unhappy with her family who had prevented him from marrying her, a senior police official was quoted as saying.

Parents in India often choose husbands or wives for their children, although the trend for “love marriages” has grown during the country’s economic transformation.

The Times of India said Ravi was armed with an automatic pistol and another improvised firearm. As gun licences are difficult to obtain in India, there is a flourishing market for weapons illegally manufactured in backstreet workshops. Guns are increasingly seen here as a status symbol. A police spokesman was not immediately available for comment.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • casim
    Sep 4, 2012 - 5:47PM

    No it was an attack by ISI operative as everything in India is caused by ISI, maybe the massive blackout too :)

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  • yen
    Sep 4, 2012 - 7:13PM

    @casim:
    stop acting like an innocent little girl

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  • Khan101
    Sep 4, 2012 - 7:17PM

    @casim: untill now they didn’t blame ISI ?????????????????? I don’t belive it……

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  • Vigilant
    Sep 4, 2012 - 8:24PM

    it’s just matter of time Indian Authorities will unearth the truth Recommend

  • casim
    Sep 4, 2012 - 11:08PM

    @yen:
    well that’s how your Indian Government acts like, can’t stand the sight of the mirror? :)

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  • casim
    Sep 4, 2012 - 11:09PM

    @Khan101: yeah i was surprised too! so thought of taking the blame myself this time :)

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  • charmed
    Sep 5, 2012 - 8:34AM

    Epidemic from USA….

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  • yen
    Sep 5, 2012 - 9:49AM

    @casim:
    what? you comment like bin laden was caught in India?

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  • jism
    Sep 5, 2012 - 11:46PM

    @casim:
    “No it was an attack by ISI operative as everything in India is caused by ISI, maybe the massive blackout too :)”
    i’m waiting for a report,the report which will be published sooner or later.guess what report i’m talking about? no idea,let me help then,the recent airbase attack investigation report,and guess who will blamed for it?

    @yen:
    what? you comment like bin laden was caught in India?
    nope,he’s talking like it was the work of Indian agents, who deliberately hid bin laden in Pakistan just to shame Pakistan in front of the whole world.

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