Youth shot dead in Azad Nagar, 2 held

Youth shot dead in Azad Nagar, 2 held

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, July 18

A youth, identified as Karan (18), was shot dead when two groups scuffled over an issue in the New Azad Nagar area on Sultanwind Road here on late Saturday evening.

The police have arrested two youths, identified as Balwinder Singh, alias Golu, of Partap Nagar, and Sunny Verma of Akali Colony in Gurnam Nagar. Three others, identified as Ankur, Maan and Bansi of Chamrang area, were booked for murder.

Gurmeet Singh, SHO, Division B police station, said Karan was shot dead by Ankur who was armed with a pistol. But according to the family, Golu and Sunny had come to their house following a dispute and the victim left the house with them. Victim’s mother Aarti said her son was sleeping when Golu came to their house and he with him saying a dispute had occurred.

She said she had gone to the market to buy vegetables. She said a little later, she got a call that Karan suffered a bullet injury and that he was rushed to the Civil Hospital where he succumbed.

The SHO said a case against 11 persons, including Golu, Sunny, Ankur, Maan and Bansi was registered. The remaining six were of Ekta Nagar on Chamrang Road. Probe is on to ascertain their identification. As per a preliminary probe, Golu and Sunny had a quarrel with Ankur and his accomplices which led to the incident. He said raids were being conducted.

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