Ganga Ram cardiologist shot dead in New Rajender Nagar
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A senior cardiologist, who was working with Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, was shot dead in his New Rajender Nagar home by a retired Army gunner early on Wednesday morning.
Police said Dharmender Kumar Tandon (31) was "obsessed" with a maid who worked for Dr Sanjeev Dhawan (51), vice-chairperson of Ganga Ram Hospital's cardiology department.
Tandon was arrested within 12 hours of the murder.
Dr Dhawan, who lives on the first floor, had woken up around 2.30 am due to commotion outside his house, police were told. When he stepped out on his balcony to check, Tandon fired three shots at him, one of which hit him on the chest.
According to police, Tandon had climbed to the second floor of the building using the AC duct. He broke into the house, which belongs to a lawyer — Tarun Kalra.
Kalra confronted Tandon and the two got into a scuffle, during which they left Kalra's second floor home and came rolling down the stairs, police said.
Police said Tandon was armed with a double-barrel gun and an axe.
According to police, Kalra managed to snatch Tandon's gun and run out of the house, while the ex-Armyman gave chase. After about 50 m, Tandon caught up with Kalra and took his gun back.
Kalra managed to flee the spot, but Tandon went back to the house and fired two bullets to shatter the windowpane of the house on the ground floor. When the doctor came to his balcony, Tandon fired three more shot, one hit Dr Dhawan, police said.
While Tandon fled after the shooting, Dr Dhawan was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.
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