Couple lose Rs 80K to snatchers

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, February 21

Two incidents of crime were reported in Amritsar rural area on Saturday. In the first incident, Sarkara Singh (76), a resident of Tong village, stated that at around 2.15 pm on Saturday, he, along with his wife, was returning home on his bike after withdrawing cash from a bank branch.

He said they were going along the Rayya canal and when they reached near Nijjar village, two motorcycle-borne persons came from the rear and snatched the purse of his wife who was riding pillion. He said the purse contained Rs 80,000. Sarkara said the accused sped away after the incident as he and his wife fell off the bike. The Beas police have registered a case.

The second incident took place near the Majitha railway crossing when local resident Tarsem Lal of Vadda Haripura in Islamabad locality was returning to Amritsar on Saturday.

The victim told the police that he had gone to Majitha for some personal work. When he was returning on his scooter (PB-02-DL-4673), he was pushed off his scooter near the Majitha railway crossing by three bike-borne persons. As soon as he fell off the scooter, the miscreants fled away with his scooter. The Majitha police have registered a case.

13-year-old killed in celebratory firing

Tarn Taran: A 13-year-old boy, identified as Jashandeep Singh, was killed during celebratory gunshots being fired during a marriage function in the border village of Dubli village here on Saturday night. Joginder Singh of the same village was seriously injured.

The injured was admitted to a private hospital in Amritsar. During the function of Sukhwant Singh’s son, his family members were dancing and celebratory gunshots were being fired. Both Jashandeep Singh and Joginder Singh, who were not among the invitees, were standing there and received bullet injuries.

Both were admitted to Amritsar hospital where Jashandeep Singh died this morning. The Patti Sadar police had registered a case under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of Arms Act against Gurlal Singh of Narli and Harwinder Singh of Dubli who are on the run. — OC

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