Ludhiana:A day after the brutal murder of Dera Sacha Sauda followers were gunned down, the post mortem of the duo was conducted by board of doctors at Lord Mahavir civil hospital, Ludhiana on Sunday. The autopsy report and police investigation revealed that father- son were shot from close range.
The assailants fired five bullets from .32 bore pistol out of which three bullets were pumped in Ramesh Kumar while his father Satpal Sharma suffered two bullet injuries.
The CCTV footage shows that at around 7:30 pm two motorcycle borne persons reached at canteen of Nam Charcha Ghar of Dera Sacha Sauda, Ahmadgarh block on Ludhiana- Malerkotla highway. One person entered in canteen while another kept on sitting on motorcycle.
An un-identified person wearing monkey cap fired on Ramesh Kumar from close range. Later he fired on Satpal Sharma who was sitting on counter at canteen. Within 15 seconds assailants fled from the spot taking the advantage of dark. Before leaving the killer made a victory mark in front of CCTV camera.
Dera followers block highway, refuse cremation
Following the information of death of two dera followers, the large number Dera Sacha Sauda followers reached Ahmadgarh. However the post mortem was conducted at civil hospital early morning under the high security cover but the followers refused to cremate the bodies of the deceased.
Since mornings the prayers were performed at Dera Sacha Sauda branch and the followers also raised slogans against the police. The situation turned ugly when followers blocked Ludhiana- Malerkotla highway for around half an hour. A team from Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters from Sirsa will reach Ahmadgarh and further course of action will be decided accordingly. Till Sunday evening the bodies were kept in Dera.
Family rules out rivalry angle
Mahesh Kumar, son of deceased Satpal Sharma ruled out personal rivalry of his family with anybody. He said that the killers were professionals and wanted to disturb law and order situation.
Mukesh further said that his father and brother were staunch follower of Dera Sacha Sauda and were running canteen in Ahmadgarh Branch of Dera from many years.
DIG Ludhiana Range S K Kalia said here police were making all attempts to trace the killers and were working on different theories including terrorism. However, he ruled out the possibility of personal enmity behind the killing of the father-son duo.
Senior superintendent of Police (SSP) Khanna Satinder Singh said that the investigation in case is on and they are trying to trace the killers. They have circulated CCTV footage and trying to collect more clues in the case.
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