Armed men in Patiala shoot dead former sarpanch in broad daylight

Tara Dutt, the ex-sarpanch of Jhill village in Patiala rural and a resident of Tripari, was overseeing the construction work of his new house in Vikas Colony

Armed men in Patiala shoot dead former sarpanch in broad daylight

Tara Datt. Tribune photo

Aman Sood

Tribune News Service

Patiala, January 11

Armed men on Tuesday shot dead a former sarpanch in Patiala in broad daylight.

Tara Dutt, the ex-sarpanch of Jhill village in Patiala rural and a resident of Tripari, was overseeing the construction work of his new house in Vikas Colony when unidentified men got off a car and allegedly pumped three bullets into Dutt.

The labourers and contractor at the spot rushed him to a private hospital, where he was declared dead.

Senior police officials said the reason behind the murder is not known. The police are investigating the matter.

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