PRAYAGRAJ: A 25-year-old youth allegedly shot at his parents with the licenced gun of his father in Mama Bhanja locality under the limits of Naini police station in trans-Yamuna pocket of Prayagraj district on Wednesday afternoon.
The police have taken the youth, identified as Ritesh Jaiswal, under custody. The injured parents — Lal Chand Jaiswal and Kusum — were admitted at SRN hospital for treatment where their condition was stated to be stable. The police have seized the licenced revolver along with eight live cartridges from the house.
SSP (Prayagraj) Shailesh Kumar Pandey told TOI, “The accused, Ritesh had a dispute with his wife and following which, a case was pending in the court concerned. As Ritesh’s elder brother has come to home from Lucknow, the family members had again started discussing the issue when the elder brother accused Ritesh for the family mess. Following family squabbles, Ritesh took out his father’s gun and fired at least seven bullets, leaving his parents injured.”
Hearing bullet sounds, the neighbours and others informed the local police station and the cops cordoned the area suspecting major trouble. The accused, after hurting his parents, had locked himself inside a room.
Upon being alerted, senior cops including SSP, SP (Trans-Yamuna), CO (Karchana), along with crime branch, forensic and SWAT teams along with forces rushed to the spot and managed to take the accused out of the house.
The SSP said that the accused seems to be of unsound mental health. “Forensic teams are collecting evidence, including the bullets fired by the accused, from the spot. Further investigations are underway.”

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