Bengaluru woman shoots husband over argument in moving car

Bengaluru (Karnataka): In a startling incident, a woman opened fire on her husband in a moving car here on Friday.

The accused, identified as Hamsa shot her husband, Sairam, the owner of a private security firm, over an argument that began while the couple was driving back from Hosur.

The 53-year old victim has been admitted to the Sparsh Hospital in Bommanahalli with multiple bullet wounds near the abdomen, while 48-year old Hamsa was taken into police custody for interrogation.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the couple, under the influence of alcohol, was having a heated argument, which ended with

Hamsa opening fire at her husband around 5 p.m. on Hosur Road. In order to save his life, Sairam got out of the car and tried to escape by getting into a BMTC bus passing by, only to be followed and attacked again.

“The pistol used was a 9mm licensed pistol that was kept in the car itself. Our investigation has revealed that the couple have been married for 20 years and has been having regular quarrels, according to their neighbours. We cannot ascertain the exact reason for the fight, however, we are still investigating,” said Seemant Kumar, IG (Central).

Since the incident took place in a running car from Bengaluru urban to rural, post assessment, the case has been shifted to Bengaluru rural police.

Further details are awaited. (ANI)