Retired pilot commits suicide after fight with wife, daughter

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) A 61-year-old retired pilot committed suicide by shooting himself after an argument with his wife and daughter, police said on Saturday.

The deceased was identified as Anand Kumar Singh, living in Mavila Apartments in Mayur Vihar area of east Delhi.

According to police, he was found dead by his wife and daughter at around 5 p.m. when they came back from a neighbour’s house where they had fled after he took out his licensed pistol and opened fire.

No suicide note was recovered from his possession or from the spot, police said.

“Singh on Saturday had an argument with his wife and daughter, who had gone to Germany to meet their elder daughter.

“Soon he took out his licensed pistol and shot at the roof. His wife and daughter then escaped and took shelter in the flat of neighbour,” the officer said, adding when they came back after half an hour, they found him lying dead in a pool of blood.

Singh, who was earlier working with Jet Airways, used to remain depressed as he had to retire following health issues, police said. He had undergone kidney transplant few years ago.

“His wife and daughter are safe and unhurt,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Rishi Pal told IANS.