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Judge's son who was shot at by security guard dies in Gurugram hospital

Judge's wife and son were shot at by his security guard last week in Gurugram.

Judge's son who was shot at by security guard dies in Gurugram hospital

GURUGRAM: Additional sessions judge Krishan Kant Sharma's son Dhruv, who was critically injured after being shot at by the judge's security guard last week in Gurugram, died on Tuesday.

News agency ANI confirmed that the son of the additional sessions judge, who was declared ''brain dead'' by the doctors earlier, died this morning.

It may be recalled that the wife and son of the judge were shot at by his personal security officer in a busy market in Gurgaon in the afternoon on October 13.

The judge's wife died during treatment next day - Sunday, while their son remained critical till his death this morning.

The shocking shooting incident took place around 3:30 PM near Arcadia Market in Sector 49, Gurgaon, where the wife and son of additional sessions judge Krishan Kant Sharma had gone shopping. 

The gunman first shot the wife and then the son and tried to drag him in the car. But when he couldn't, he left them on the road and drove away in the same car, shows the video footage captured by eyewitnesses from their cellphones.

The judge's wife was later identified as Ritu, 38, and her son Dhruv.

The gunman, Mahipal Singh, who was arrested later by the authorities and sent to jail, was posted with the judge for the past two years.

After shooting at them, Mahipal went to a police station where he fired again, before fleeing from there. The Station House Officer tried to catch hold of him but in vain. He was arrested from Faridabad a little while later.

Initial investigations suggested that he was suffering from depression and was upset at the "misbehaviour" by the judge's family. Mahipal Singh belongs to Mahendragarh in Haryana. His wife is a teacher and he has two children - seven and three years old.