Raipur: A Railway Protection Force (RPF) inspector was arrested for allegedly shooting and injuring her husband following an argument in Chhattisgarh’s Balodabazar-Bhatapara district, the police said on Monday.

Thirty-nine-year-old RPF Inspector Sunita Minj was on duty at Bhatapara railway station, over 80 kilometres from Raipur, on Sunday night when the incident occurred, an official said.

“The accused’s husband Dipak Shrivastava, 42, a railway employee, suspected that she was having an extra-marital affair and this caused frequent quarrels between the couple ever since they married two years ago,” the official said.

On Sunday night, the man arrived at her workplace to confront her and as arguments flared, Ms Minj pulled out her service revolver and fired a warning shot in the air, the police said.

She then shot twice at her husband, the official said.

“He took a hit on the hip and was rushed to a nearby hospital from where he was shifted to a medical facility in Raipur. Doctors have said he is currently out of danger,” the official added.