Palghar (Maharashtra), Sep 29 (IANS): In a shocking double tragedy, a young woman was shot dead by her boyfriend in Boisar town, and as he was attempting to flee the spot, was knocked by a military truck and died later, police said here on Thursday.
The incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon when Neha Mahato, 21, and her boyfriend Krishna Yadav, 25, had a heated argument on the road near a private hospital in Saravali.
Suddenly, Yadav whipped out a revolver and shot Neha in the head from point blank range, killing her instantly.
As the shocked locals rushed there, Yadav panicked and fled the spot but barely a couple of hundred metres away was knocked down and crushed under the wheels of the military vehicle.
He was rushed to a local hospital by the Boisar Police, where he was pronounced dead.
The Boisar Police have recovered the weapon from Yadav and have sent it for a forensic analysis, and his autopsy report is awaited to ascertain if it was an accident or suicide.
As per police preliminary probe, Yadav and Neha had been going steady for a year but he was not willing to marry her.
Neha's family had given an ultimatum for marriage failing which they would fix her alliance elsewhere.