A 30-year-old woman was shot dead inside her home in the Brij Vihar colony, Chhapraula area under Badalpur police station limits in Central Noida zone, official said on Tuesday. The incident took place around 2.30 pm on Tuesday.
The woman was identified as Soni, wife of Mausam Kumar and the couple hailed from Bihar and had moved to this colony some six months ago, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Noida) Suniti.
According to the police, two unidentified men shot at her when the woman was at her residence. The reason behind the killing yet to be ascertained, they said.
This was her second marriage and Soni had a dispute with her former husband, according to police.
“As per preliminary information gathered from the woman's family, two men had come to her house on a motorcycle. They spoke to Soni and her husband (over the phone) inside the house. But they opened fire while leaving. Some neighbours heard the gunshots, too. Soni was taken to a hospital but was declared dead,” DCP Suniti said.
At the time of the incident, Soni's 10-year-old daughter and her brother were also at home.
“When these two strangers came to my house, they asked my wife about my whereabouts. She called me up and I spoke to them but I could not recognise them. I asked them either to meet me in the evening or take my phone number to talk to me. Then my wife took the phone but suddenly they shot her dead,” Mausam said.
Woman's former husband suspect
He also claimed suspicion at his wife's former husband of hatching this conspiracy, adding that he has lodged a complaint with the local police.
Mausam said he met Soni in 2020 but had been living together since last year. Earlier, Soni lived with her first husband in Delhi's Geeta Colony.
Meanwhile, the police said they have secured the incident spot with yellow tape and called the forensic team for inspection.
The police said they are investigating all points in the case and multiple teams have been formed to arrest the culprits while further legal proceedings are being carried out.