Unidentified gunmen shot dead the wife of a convicted Gurgaon gangster on Friday morning shortly after she put her daughter in a school bus in Bhondsi.
Police said the killers came in a car and opened fire at 32-year-old Sushma Rathi as she was walking back to her scooter at a bus stop. Shot in the head and chest, she died on the spot.
Her husband Ashok Rathi who is lodged in Bhondsi jail, is serving a life sentence. Rathi who is in his late thirties, had been booked in 28 cases of murder, attempted murder, loot and extortion. He was arrested in March 2014 from the hills behind a BSF camp at Sohna road. His gang is called ‘Rathi gang’ in Gurgaon and Sohna.
“Some unidentified men came in a car and shot a woman dead. She was identified as wife of Ashok Rathi. Police teams are investigating the matter” said ACP (crime) and Gurgaon police spokesperson Hawa Singh.
The culprits burnt the car which police later found in Balabhgarh.
Sushma’s daughter studies in an upscale school in Sector 48 in Gurgaon. The police sent the body for post mortem and formed a team to nab the accused.
A few months ago, Sushma had lodged a complaint with the police about threats from her jailed husband and his brother.
Ashok Rathi had escaped from police custody on the night of March 24, 2014 but was rearrested the next day.