2 booked for murder bid over old enmity

2 booked for murder bid over old enmity

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 19

Harpreet Singh of border town Attari was injured after two persons of his town shot at him over an old enmity here on Wednesday. He sustained bullet injuries on his legs and admitted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital for treatment.

Though the police have registered a case of murder bid against the duo identified as Bachitar Singh and Sunny.

The victim stated to the police that on Wednesday he had gone to the main bazaar of the town for some work where he met with his friend Pritpal Singh. He said he was chatting with him when the accused came on bike and shot at him while shouting not to leave him alive. He said that a bullet hit his thigh. He said he ran towards his house in order to save himself. He said the duo fired another shot which hit his ankle. He said he entered his house and bolted the doors.

Harpreet said the accused came outside his house and used abusive language against him. He said the accused also fired several shots in the air thereby creating a panic in the area. He said when the people started gathering the accused fled away with their weapons.

Charanjit Singh, investigating officer, said that a case under Sections 307, 336 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act was registered against them. He said Bachitar and Sunny were both lodged in jails in a murder case. They had come out on bail around a month ago. After Wednesday’s incident, the accused and their family members were at large after locking their houses. He said raids were on to arrest them.

The accused had murdered a man around four years ago over presidentship of their community. The complainant had helped with victim’s family at that time. They kept a grudge against Harpreet Singh and therefore attempted to kill him after coming out on bail.

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