Police, however, indicated that the former Youth Congress leader Dimple Rana had probably shot himself but it is yet to be conclusively established.
With a bullet injury in his abdomen, Rana was taken to the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) in Ludhiana, where doctors said his condition is stable.
Sources said Rana went to his in-laws’ home at Vikas Nagar in Pakhowal road, where his wife has been living for the past few months after filing a complaint against her husband.
While police are still waiting to record the former Congress leader’s statement, his father-in-law, Labh Singh, told police that after an argument, Rana went outside and shot himself in the abdomen.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) Joginder Singh said: “Rana and his in-laws had a heated argument. While his father-in-law has told us that he shot himself, we are still waiting for his statement.”
Police are awaiting doctors’ nod to record the former Youth Congress leader’s statement but have recovered a revolver from the spot.