STATE TIMES NEWS
In Gharota murder case at Sarpanch’s house police has grilled over dozen of
A man was killed while two
others including Sarpanch and his sister suffered injuries in firing incident
that took place at Sarpanch’s house in Gharota area in Jammu city outskirts on
A group of gunmen barged
into Sarpanch Dalbir Singh’s house during the intervening night of Monday and
Tuesday at around 4:00 AM at Rakh-Burn area in Gharota and started firing which
led to death of a guest who had come, from Lamberi village in tehsil Nowshera
in Rajouri district, to meet the Sarpanch’s family.
“The guest, identified as Kashmira Singh (50),
son of Tunda Singh of Lamberi was killed after he was hit by a bullet,” police
said on Tuesday, adding the body was shifted to the GMC hospital’s mortuary for
Meanwhile, two persons
namely Sarpanch Dalbir Singh (51), son of late Balwant Singh and his sister
Geeta Devi (50), wife of Babu Singh suffered injuries due to gun shots and were
admitted to GMC.
“Their condition is
stable,” police added.
Naseeb Singh, a relative
of Sarpanch Dalbir Singh, told STATE TIMES that there was some old enmity over
which a group fired shots at them. Kashmira Singh, cousin of Sarpanch Dalbir Singh
had come to her aunt’s (Massi) home for an overnight stay, Naseeb said, adding
the assailants fired over 50 rounds before fleeing from the spot.
Police have detained over
dozen suspects including two brothers who were allegedly involved in the attack. The suspects include Chanchal Baba, local BJP
leader, Happy, Vice President Yuva Rajput Sabha, Neelam Singh, a brick kiln
owner, Saudagar Singh, Kuldeep Singh and others.
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