Tarn Taran, June 11
Residents of Shingarpur village under the Sarhali police station on Friday held a protest by keeping the body of Kuldeep Singh (30) of the same village in front of the local District Administrative Complex (DAC) here.
The victim and his elder brother Gurmeet Singh were injured on May 27 in an attack on them in the village. Kuldeep Singh was admitted to Guru Ram Das Hospital, Vallah (Amritsar), in a serious condition where he succumbed to his injuries on Thursday. His brother Gurmeet Singh was discharged from the hospital the next day.
Fourteen persons of the village had been booked under Section 307 of the IPC (attempt to murder) and other sections of the Arms Act by Sarhali police on May 27. The police had added Section 302, IPC, to the FIR on Thursday. The relatives of the victim, residents of Shingarpur village and other villages, and workers of different farmer, political, social and other establishments participated in the protest.
Addressing on the occasion, Pargat Singh, sarpanch of the village, Sarwan Singh, former sarpanch, and other representatives said from the day of the incident till June 10, the police conducted not even a single raid to arrest the accused.
The residents started their protest at 11 am, which was on till the filing of the report in the evening. The police failed to convince the residents to lift the protest in which a large number of women were present in the scorching heat.
DSP (PIB) Ravisher Singh said the accused would be arrested soon. Protesters ended their agitation at 8 pm.
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