Youth shot dead, brother hurt

Youth shot dead, brother hurt

Prince who was shot dead by armed assailants in Amritsar on Friday..

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 23

A youth was shot dead while his brother was seriously injured in an attack allegedly perpetrated by Randeep Gill, chairman of the All India Akhil Valmiki Dharm Samaj and his brother Balram Gill.

They were accompanied by around their five unknown accomplices when they allegedly barged into a church in Guru Ram Das Nagar near the Gilwali Gate area here on Friday.

The victims were identified as Prince and his brother Manoj. They were rushed to a hospital where doctors declared Prince dead while Manoj was under treatment.

Jaspal Masih, chairman, All India Christian Samaj Morcha, national secretary SAD, informed that at around 2 pm when a religious programme was underway in the church, Randip along with his brother Balram and other armed accomplices came to the church and fired indiscriminately from his licensed weapon. He said Prince sustained bullet injuries on his head leaving him dead.

He alleged that Gill used to object over religious congregations at the church while Prince used to resist him. He said today he along with his armed persons attacked in the church premises. He alleged that Balram had several criminal cases against his name.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Jagmohan Singh along with other police officials reached the spot and carried out investigations.

He said the police would probe the matter and action would be taken accordingly against Randip Singh Gill and his brother Balram Gill. He said the motive behind the murder was yet to be ascertained. He said raids were on to nab the suspects who were on the run since the incident.

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