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Posted at: Nov 30, 2015, 2:03 AM; last updated: Nov 30, 2015, 1:39 AM (IST)LAWYER’S MURDER

Sippy’s kin protest outside IGP’s residence

Express resentment against failure of Chandigarh Police in cracking the case

NGO extends support

  • Prabhloch Singh, the founder of Human Rights Protection Group, an NGO, also known as Middle Finger Protests, also participated in the candlelight demonstration. The NGO had earlier come forward and staged protests demanding justice for Jessica Lal, a model who was shot dead in Delhi. The NGO also took part in agitations seeking justice in the Arushi murder case, the Nirbhaya gang-rape case and the Jyoti murder case.

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 29

Family members of a slain 34-year-old lawyer, Sukhmanpreet Singh Sidhu, alias Sippy, today held a candlelight demonstration outside the residence of the UT IGP in Sector 5 here this evening to express their resentment on the failure of the police in cracking the murder case.

Sippy Sidhu was shot dead at a park in Sector 27 on September 20. A .12-bore gun was used in the crime from which four bullets were fired. Since the day of crime, the UT police have failed to make headway in the case despite the fact that a SIT was constituted to crack it.

The victim’s mother, brother and two relatives sat outside the IG’s residence and staged a silent protest.

The victim’s brother, Jippy, claimed that they have only one demand that the police should solve the case and arrest the accused, who have already been identified by them (the police). “In the coming days, we are going to intensify the campaign ‘Justice for Sippy Sidhu’,” he added.

The victim’s kin have also decided to hold a candlelight march from the Matka Chowk to Sector 17 on December 13. Simultaneously, the march will be organised in different countries by the victim’s friends.

On the day of the incident, a woman eyewitness living at a short distance from the scene of the crime had reportedly told the police that she had seen a girl running away from the spot after she heard the gunshots.

Before leaving home on the fateful day, Sippy had reportedly told his mother that he was going to meet his female friend.

The police had questioned several friends of Sippy, including a High Court judge’s daughter, who was quizzed twice in connection with the murder case.

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