23-year-old man killed in celebratory firing at Lohri function in Bathinda

The deceased has been identified as Harjit Singh (23)

23-year-old man killed in celebratory firing at Lohri function in Bathinda

The deceased has been identified as Harjit Singh (23), a resident of village Pakka Shaheeda Wala in Sirsa district in Haryana.

Sukhmeet Bhasin
Tribune News Service

Bathinda, January 13 

Lohri celebrations in Rayia village in Talwandi Sabo turned into mourning when a man fired a fire shot from his licensed revolver which hit a young man present at the function leading to his death on Tuesday.

The deceased has been identified as Harjit Singh (23), a resident of village Pakka Shaheeda Wala in Sirsa district in Haryana.

Talwandi Sabo police station has registered a case on the complaint of Harjit’s uncle. In a statement to the police, Gursewak Singh, a resident of Pakka Shaheeda village in Sirsa, said that there was the first Lohri celebration of his maternal uncle Surjit Singh’s grandson in village Raiya in Talwandi Sabo. He was accompanied by his nephew Harjeet Singh. At the function, Surjit Singh fired a celebratory fire shot in the air from his license 22 bore revolver. The bullet hit his nephew Harjeet Singh, which led to his death.

The Talwandi Sabo police have registered a case under various sections against Surjit Singh and started searching for his arrest.

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