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NEW DELHI Jun 3, 2015 (Agency) : Spurned by his married girlfriend, a man hatched a plot to murder her husband. However, the person he paid to do the job missed the target and shot him in the hand. The shooting was caught on CCTV camera and both he and the shooter were arrested.The 37-year-old, who runs a business renting out rickshaws, met the woman, who is two years younger to him, during his own wife's funeral. The woman is married to a small-time businessman for the last 15 years. The two began a relationship and continued it for about five years.The woman's husband got to know about his wife's extramarital affair while going through her mobile. Confronted, she admitted the relationship and promised never to see him again.Unable to talk to her for the last six months, the woman's now former lover tried to get back together with her several times. He then hatched a plan to eliminate her spouse.He started shadowing him to find out about his daily movements. The man has his office in central Delhi's Ranjit Nagar and, every evening, he would go to Karol Bagh to dispatch the consignment.Once he was sure



about his daily timings, the man hired one of his own employees to shoot his 'rival'. "Aslam (40) agreed to kill the victim for Rs 10,000. He was in debt. He was paid an advance of Rs 5,000 by his employer," said a senior police officer.On Saturday, Aslam started stalking his target. He shot him as soon as he left his office. But, the gun misfired and the victim received injuries to his hand, police said. The incident was captured on CCTV, said police."More than ten teams under guidance of ACP (Patel Nagar) Jitender Meena and including SHO (Ranjit Nagar) Sanjay Sinha and Pramod Anand, sub-inspector (special staff), was formed to nab the culprit. The CCTV footage showed the accused walking about and escaping after he missed his shot," DCP (Central) Parmaditya said.During investigations, the victim mentioned his wife's former lover. Raids were conducted and he was arrested from the same area. During interrogations, he broke down and confessed the attempted murder. He has been booked for criminal conspiracy (Section 120B) while Aslam has been booked under Section 307 for attempt to murder as well as Arms Act.
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