The motive of the crime is still under investigation, but police say that Rocky and Yadav were known to each other. It is possible that the shooting was the result of a personal dispute.
New Delhi: On Friday night, a 24-year-old woman named Pooja Yadav was shot dead by a man named Rocky in front of her brother and mother inside her house in the southeast Delhi’s Jaitpur area. The assailant pumped four bullets into Yadav, killing her on the spot. Rocky has been arrested. The motive of the crime is still under investigation, but police say that Rocky and Yadav were known to each other. It is possible that the shooting was the result of a personal dispute, as per a report carried by news agency PTI.
Rocky Disapproved Yadav’s “Illicit” Relationship With Elder Brother
According to police, Rocky disapproved of Yadav’s “illicit” relationship with his elder brother, Krishna Pradhan, a real estate dealer, and decided to kill her.
“Rocky told us that his elder brother was already married with four children. Because of his relationship with Yadav, his sister-in-law and mother would often fight with Pradhan. This led him to kill Yadav,” said a police officer.
Yadav Worked At Pradhan’s office in Basantpur Village of Faridabad
Yadav worked at Pradhan’s office in Basantpur Village of Faridabad and lived with her parents and younger brother in Jaitpur Extention’s Ekta Vihar locality. She had done a beauty parlour course and had left her job at Pradhan’s office seven months ago due to objections to her relationship with him by his family members.
“She was playing with kids outside her house before she was attacked by a person who came on a motorcycle. I was in the house with my mother. As soon as Pooja entered the house, the man opened fire at her,” Yadav’s brother Manoj said.
The 22-year-old said that he chased the attacker, but he pointed his gun at him and threatened to kill him as well. The attacker fled on foot, leaving behind his motorcycle, which was without a number plate, police said.
Police traced the ownership of the bike to one Narender, who revealed he had given it to Rocky on Friday. When police raided Rocky’s house in Faridabad, they didn’t find him there; however, they tracked his location and nabbed him in the same area. Yadav was unmarried. Her father works as a driver for a private company, and her younger brother is a private firm employee in Noida. Police are probing whether Pradhan’s other family members had a role in the killing.
(With inputs from PTI)