Bizarre gunshot kills Balram Jakhar’s son
Abohar, January 17
Unconfirmed sources said Surinder was taken to the local Civil Hospital by his nephew Sandeep Kumar and an employee, Sita Ram, where he was declared “brought dead”. The bullet reportedly pierced through Surinder’s left temple and came out from the right. He was given medical help and shifted to the Civil Hospital without any delay. Surinder was one of the three sons of Balram Jakhar.
A police team visited the place of incident at Maujgarh village. Varinder Singh Brar, SP, said a case under Section 174 of the CrPC had been registered at the Khuian Sarwar police station on the statement of Sandeep Kumar, nephew of Surinder Jakhar. Later, a post-mortem examination was conducted by a penal of doctors.
As soon as the news of Surinder Jakhar’s death spread, hundreds of people belonging to all walks of life started assembling at the Civil Hospital. Vijay Laxmi Bhadu, Chairperson of the Punjab Social Welfare Board, Gurtej Singh, MLA, Balluana, Shiv Raj Goyal, President, MC, Abohar and former BJP MLA Ram Kumar and scores of leaders belonging to almost all parties reached the hospital.
Sunil Jakhar, MLA, Abohar, and younger brother of Surinder Jakhar, who was away to Ferozepur to attend a party meeting in connection with the preparations for the party’s rally to be held there on January 31, rushed to the local Civil Hospital immediately. He left the hospital after some time.
Various social and trade organisations have decided to keep their business establishments closed tomorrow as a mark of respect to the departed soul.
Sources said the body of Surinder Jakhar, 56, was taken to his village, Punj Kosi, in the evening. The cremation would take place tomorrow.
A bullet hit him in the head when his pistol, which he was cleaning at his farmhouse, went off accidentally
It pierced through his left temple and came out from the right
Surinder was one of the three sons of former Speaker of the Lok Sabha Balram Jakhar