Mahipal then dragged both bodies out of the vehicle
A gunman was found guilty of murdering the wife and son of Additional Sessions Judge Krishna Shashikant.
Mahipal was convicted at a court in Gurgaon, New Delhi, under Sections 302, 201 and 17 of the Arms Act on February 6, 2020.
The incident happened on October 13, 2018. It was reported that Renu and her son Dhruv had gone shopping at Arcadia Bazaar.
They had been accompanied by Mahipal as he was employed by Judge Shashikant as a Personal Security Officer for them.
However, when near the market, Mahipal took out his gun and shot the mother and son.
He soon realised that he could not leave the victims inside the car. Mahipal then dragged both bodies out of the vehicle and left them on the side of the road before fleeing the scene.
The incident took place in broad daylight meaning that several people witnessed the shooting and aftermath.
It was heard that some people filmed the incident and shared the footage online.
Other witnesses informed the police who arrived at the scene. They discovered Renu and Dhruv’s bodies covered in blood but were still alive.
Both victims were rushed to the hospital where Renu died of her injuries during treatment. Meanwhile, Dhruv died 10 days after the shooting.
A few hours after the shooting, the gunman was arrested and hurled into a police vehicle.
Mahipal joined the Haryana Police in 2007 and had two children.
It was revealed that during the shooting, Mahipal referred to Dhruv as “Satan” and called Renu “Satan’s mother”. After leaving the area, he phoned the judge and admitted that he shot his wife and son.
During his trial, prosecutors showed CCTV footage of the incident as well as footage from a witness, showing Mahipal dragging Dhruv’s body out of the car.
Vishal Gupta, prosecuting, said:
“We have strong evidence including video footage and reports of forensic and ballistic experts that would help to nail him.”
“There were 62 eyewitnesses who have recorded their statements in the court.
“The hearing of this case was done through physical appearance as well as video conference.”
The court heard that a minor argument had led to the shooting.
Mr Gupta added: “The accused happens to be a policeman having responsibility to protect a family but he turned out to be a killer.
“It is a heinous crime and we will urge the court for maximum punishment.”