Gurgaon judge's son dies 10 days after being shot at by security guard

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Gurgaon judge's son dies 10 days after being shot at by security guard

Eighteen-year-old Dhruv breathed his last around 4 am today at Medanta Hospital. He was declared brain dead on October 15 and put on life support.

Ten days after the personal security officer of Gurgaon's district judge Krishan Kant, shot at his wife and son on October 13, the judge's son passed away today.

Eighteen-year-old Dhruv, the judge's son, breathed his last around 4 am today at Medanta Hospital. He was declared brain dead on October 15 and put on life support.

Justice Krishna Kant's wife, Ritu, 38, had died due to excessive bleeding on October 14, during her treatment. She had sustained two bullet injuries on the right side and the middle of her chest.

Justice Krishan Kant has donated Dhruv's organs. His wife's organs were donated at Medata Hospital too.

The official guard, Mahipal, was arrested after he shot at the judge's wife and son outside Arcadia market in Sector 49, Gurgaon.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Sumit Kuhar said Mahipal lost his temper when the judge's wife and son scolded him for being untraceable after they had finished their shopping. The DCP said the murder followed this "sudden provocation".

Mahipal was remanded to four-day police custody on October 15. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was set up to probe the case. The police had sought a week's custody to interrogate Mahipal extensively.

According to a senior police officer, Mahipal frequently changes his statements and becomes furious whenever he is questioned. He said he was depressed due to family problems. The accused was not happy with the behavior of the judge's family. He was upset due to frequent fights with Ritu, which was confirmed by his neighbours in the police lines, the officer said. He was often scolded by the judge as well, said one of the officers.

Mahipal's uncle Daan Singh also accused Justice Krishan Kant and his family members of mistreating him for resenting their orders to run their errands. Singh said that Mahipal possibly took the extreme step in fury over denial of his repeated pleas for leave to attend on his seriously ill seven-year-old daughter.

Mahipal was a constable with the Haryana Police. He had been posted as personal security guard of the judge for last two years.

With PTI inputs

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