Renu Singh of Naithla Village, Baghpat allegedly turned herself in to the police with a bullet wound in her hand
In an odd and baffling incident, a police warden in Uttar Pradesh, India has gotten herself shot. She was hoping to blame her in-laws for the incident, which also coincided with a fake robbery.
The woman in question, Mrs Renu Singh, was stationed as a constable at the women police station in Ghaziabad. Her husband also works as a police officer with Dial 100 in the same city. She used two male accomplices to execute her scheme. The operation involved a staged robbery in which her scooter and Rs 2 Lakhs in cash were stolen.
Circle Officer Baghpat, O.P. Singh, commented on Renu’s motives for the offence. He said: “Renu was having strained relations for the past few months with her husband and in-laws, so much so that, a panchayat was conducted at their village in Baraut to sort out the matter”.
The pair have been married for six years and share a child.
However, Renu then decided to take the matter into her own hands. She staged an elaborate and fake case with the help of her friend, Vikas and Manish, with whom she had been having an affair.
“She asked Manish to shoot her in the hand, and then Vikas dropped her near the police station. Manish burnt her scooty in a nearby jungle. She approached the police and alleged that Rs 2 lakh were stolen from her after she was shot at and her scooty, too, was stolen,” stated the Circle Officer.
Renu’s plan back-fired after the police department assessed the location of her mobile phone and followed the route. She and her two accomplices are now being held in custody by the Baghpat Police department.
“A case has been filed against the three accused under IPC 120 (b) (whoever is a party to a criminal conspiracy to commit an offence punishable with death), and they have been sent to jail,” said the officer.
By Manisha Bhanot