Jalandhar: Four months after the death of Canadian NRI Teja Singh, Jalandhar Rural Police is yet to arrest two of the total five accused whose name figured in First Information Report (FIR).NRI Teja Singh died on May 6, after a scuffle took place with another party, who was looking after his agricultural land in Dhaliwal village. After the scuffle, Teja Singh started feeling low. He was rushed to the hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.
Interestingly, Nakodar Police registered an FIR against five persons namely Avtar Singh, Tejinder Singh, Manjinder Singh, Suleiman and Vicky. Out of these five accused, Suleiman and Vicky are yet to be arrested by the police.In the FIR, a copy of which is with Daily Post, Surinder Kaur, wife of NRI Teja Singh who is also a Canadian citizen stated that they had six acre of land in Dhaliwal village in Lohar Nangal. NRI woman stated that four years ago, her husband gave this land on contract to one Suleiman in the village.
Surinder Kaur shared that her relative Avtar Singh provided this land to them. After coming to India this year, NRI couple wanted to end contract with Suleiman but Avtar was provoking Suleiman not to leave the land.NRI’s family maintained that on May 6, they went to the fields for some agricultural work, when Suleiman along with the five accused started abusing Teja Singh. The five accused manhandled and assaulted him during the fight.
“As the fight began Manjit and Balwant, two nephews of the NRI couple also reached there. Seeing them, accused ran away but by that time Teja Singh’s health started deteriorating. We rushed him to the hospital, where he was declared brought dead”, family members maintained.Later, Nakodar Police booked Avtar Singh, Tejinder Singh and Manjinder Singh under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 14 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) of the IPC.
When contacted, DSP Nakodar Jastinder Singh said that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to probe this case. “The SIT’s report was still awaited, as the medical report of NRI Teja Singh was sent to Government Medical College Amritsar. As and when we will get circumstantial evidence, the arrest of the other two accused will be done”, DSP said.
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