Rivalry leads to 50-yr-old’s murder at Gharindi village

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Amritsar, July 4

Following old rivalry, a 50-year-old man was murdered with a sharp-edged weapon while two others received severe injuries during a clash at Gharindi village last evening. The deceased has been identified as Amrik Singh.

The police has booked five persons of a family in the murder case. The accused have been identified as Mohinder Singh, Pargat Singh, Gursahib Singh, all sons of Ajit Singh, Khajan Singh and Sarabjit Singh, residents of Gharindi.

Rasal Singh, nephew of the deceased, stated that around 9 pm when he was at his home, he heard some noise outside. He went out and found that all five accused were abusing them. We requested them not to hurl abuses and tried to pacify them. Meanwhile, one of the accused attacked my nephew, Baljinder Singh.

“The accused, Pargat Singh, called others to “teach a lesson to our family”. Pargat Singh picked a brick from the street and hit me. I was injured in my right eyebrow. Meanwhile, my father Bageecha Singh and uncle Charan Singh came out from the house. Another accused, Sarbajit Singh, hit my father with a brick. He was injured on his forehead and fell unconscious.

Then they overpowered my uncle Amrik Singh and Mohinder Singh attacked him with a knife,” said Rasal Singh. After injuring three persons, the accused fled from the spot. The family members of the victims rushed them to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital. Doctors at the hospital declared Amrik Singh dead.

Sukhraj Singh, SHO, police station Gharinda, said, “Both the families reside in the same street of Gharindi village. They entered into a clash following a heated argument a day before yesterday. We have booked five persons for murder. The accused are missing. We are conucting raids to arrest them”.

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