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Man wanted to kill self after shooting wife outside play school in Jaipur

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February 1, 2018, 5:29 pm

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Firing in Vaishali Nagar: A man shot at his wife Poonam Kanwar in a school in Hanuman Nagar Extension on Thursday. CCTV grab

Jaipur: The police have yet not been able to trace ex-army jawan Bhawani Singh, even two days after he allegedly shot at his wife outside a play school in Hanuman Nagar Extension near Vashali Nagar on Thursday.

While the woman is battling for life, the police have rushed teams to several places in the state including some in southern Rajasthan to find Singh. He was so frustrated over his wife’s intention to work and become self-reliant that he wanted to kill her and then commit suicide, a note found from the accused man’s house suggests.

On Thursday, Bhawani Singh fired four bullets at his wife Poonam Kanwar outside NYMPH School. One of the bullets brushed her body, while another pierced her cheek and got lodged in the jaw. Singh then entered the school’s compound and attempted to shoot his sister-in-law Suman, but she was saved as his gun got jammed.

Bhawani Singh stayed in a flat in Maharana Pratap Nagar in Khatipura with his family. His family said that he had separated from his wife a few months ago and wanted to divorce her.

Poonam (34) is undergoing treatment at SMS Hospital. Her condition is stated to be stable

Poonam had applied for a teaching job at the school and came for an interview on Thursday. As soon as she came out of the school after the interview, her husband got off a car parked outside the building, took out a gun and started shooting. Poonam collapsed on the ground, completely unconscious.

A part of the incident was caught on the CTTV installed on a wall of the school’s building.

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First published: July 1, 2017