A Punjab Armed Police (PAP) ASI shot at his wife using his service gun before he shot himself dead in Ferozepur, police said on Friday.
ASI Baljit Singh, 48, a resident of Mishriwala Village in this border district, was presently posted in the excise department at Talwandi Bhai on deputation, they said.
Police said there were troubles in the relationship between Baljit Singh and his wife Charanjeet Kaur, 44 for the last few months.
A few days ago, Charanjeet Kaur had left home and went to live with her parents in Kaliawala village, they said.
Baljit Singh is said to have gone to his in-laws house to persuade his wife to come back. On Thursday night, after a heated arguments, Baljit Singh fired three rounds at his wife with his service pistol. The first shot missed her while the other two hit her on the chest, injuring her severely, police said.
Soon after, Baljit Singh killed himself, cops said.
Both of them were admitted to a private hospital at Moga where Baljit Singh was declared brought dead, while the condition of Charanjeet Kaur is said to be critical, police said.
Baljit and Charanjeet had two sons -- Kamalpreet Singh and Lovepreet Singh.