Ludhiana: Unidentified persons gunned down a man and his son at a canteen of Nam Charcha Ghar of Dera Sacha Sauda at Jagera village, around 20 kilometres from here late on Saturday evening.
Tension prevailed at Jagera village and surrounding areas after the brutal murder of the father- son duo. Sensing the situation, heavy police was deployed in the area for preventive measures.
“From the preliminary investigation, personal rivalry was suspected but we are investigating the case from all angles,” said Ravinder Kumar of Police Station Malaud which falls under district Khanna.
The deceased has been identified as Satpal Sharma (65) and his son Ramesh Kumar (35). They ran a canteen in Nam Charcha Ghar of Dera Sacha Sauda at Jagera village.
Police officials said that the duo were sitting in the canteen when two unidentified persons turned up there and gunned down the victims at around 7:30 pm.
Following information, Dera followers from Ludhiana and surrounding areas rushed to Jagera village. The bodies were not shifted to civil hospital and police officials were investigating the case till the time of filing of this report.
Meanwhile, the police have registered a case against unidentified persons and were further investigating the case, said SHO Ravinder Kumar.
Apart from senior police officials of Khanna district, Malerkotla Police was also put on alert and roped in for investigation. The police is scanning CCTV cameras and recording the statement of deceased’s family and local villagers.
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