Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, October 28
Gurinder Singh Sehra (pic), a business tycoon and son of Jagdish Singh, who owns Guru Nanak Auto Enterprises, reportedly shot himself with a revolver here on Tuesday night. He was taken to a private hospital where he died after failing to respond to the treatment.
The 40-year-old victim shot himself with his licensed revolver at around 2 am. The incident took place at his residence in Virk village (of Goraya) where they own a factory and a farmhouse.
The police said Gurinder was immediately rushed to a private hospital in Phagwara after the family members heard the gunshot. He was referred to Johal Hospital in Rama Mandi where he breathed his last at around 12.30 pm on Wednesday. The doctors stated Gurinder was in a critical condition and could not be saved even after a prolonged operation. The bullet had pierced through his head from the right side.
Dr Amit Choudhary, medical superintendent, Johal Hospital, said, “The patient was brought here at 3.14 am and after a few tests and scanning, he was taken to operation theatre. The bullet shrapnels had covered the whole skull of the patient and his brain was completely damaged. After performing a surgery which lasted three hours, the patient was shifted to another ward but there was no improvement in his condition.”
While no suicide note was recovered from the spot, sources claimed that Gurinder took the extreme step due to a family feud. However, denying all the claims, Hardeep Singh Mann, SHO, Goraya police station, said, the family members claimed that Gurinder had been suffering from depression for the last few months and had developed the drinking habit.
He is survived by his two minor children, wife and parents. The SHO said the victim committed suicide when everyone was sleeping in their rooms and he was in a different room. The autopsy was done in the evening. The police have started proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC.
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