To avenge the alleged rape of his wife, a man shot dead the accused and injured one of his accomplices here at the district court premises yesterday, police said.
Vinod Rajput used a country-made pistol to shoot dead history-sheeter Raju Khan and injured Nadeem Shahzad, who had been brought to the court in connection with a case of looting, police said.
Raju, Shahzad and Nadeem Nawab had allegedly raped Rajput's wife on January 12. But, Rajput instead of filing a rape case against them lodged a complaint of theft under Section 458 and 380 of IPC fearing that complaint of rape would bring disgrace to him and his family, they said.
He, however, vowed to eliminate the trio, they said.
Rajput fired upon the two while they were being brought back to the court's lock up after the hearing.
Superintendent of Police (South) Yogesh Choudhary denied reports that Rajput killed Raju after the police did not register a rape case against the accused stating that he lodged only a complaint of theft.