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Posted at: Jul 13, 2018, 1:36 AM; last updated: Jul 13, 2018, 1:36 AM (IST)

Ricky’s kin allege attack by drug peddlers, police cite old enmity

Ricky’s kin allege attack by drug peddlers, police cite old enmity
BJP leaders visit the injured kin of Ricky Lahoria in Jalandhar. A Tribune Photo

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, July 12

Paternal uncle of drug addict Ricky Lahoria, who had died a few days ago, on Thursday alleged that he along with other family members were attacked on Wednesday night. The paternal uncle of the deceased, Rajesh Kumar, alleged that he was attacked by drug peddlers after meeting with the police on the movement against the drugs got over.

Notably, after the death of Ricky alias Ladi, the family wanted to start a movement against drugs, in which they had announced that they will not let anyone to sell drugs. They will nab the criminals and will hand them over to police.

Kumar said SHO had arranged for a meeting on tackling drug menace and formation of committees was also discussed.

“During the meeting, I announced that my family was not going to spare any drug peddler and we will act tough against everyone. After the meeting got over and SHO was gone, some members who live in our society attacked us with sharp edged weapons,” Kumar alleged adding that even women were attacked and mishandled by the accused.

Former MLA Manoranjan Kalia along with former Chief Parliamentary Secretary (CPS) KD Bhandari and district BJP president Ramesh Sharma also visited the hospital.

Kalia while talking to The Tribune said the victims had shared their ordeal with him. “The family was manhandled by the accused, the family was already initiating the movement against drugs. I have asked the police to act sternly upon it,”

SHO Jalandhar Cantt said, “Both parties indulged in fight due to some old enmity.”

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