Hoshiarpur: Some unidentified assailants killed a retired BSF commandant and injured his wife at Shrihpur village in Dasuya sub-division of Hoshiarpur district late on Thursday midnight.
BSF commandant Narinder Singh (retd) died on the spot while his wife was admitted to Civil Hospital in Dasuya. The assailants barged into the house of the commandant, where he was staying alone with his wife on the outskirts of the village.
According to preliminary reports and the statement given by Harbhajan Kaur (wife), it was learnt that atleast four to five assailants barged into their house on Thursday midnight. The assailants also took the gold earrings of the commandant’s wife.
A team of Hoshiarpur police reached the spot and started investigating the case from all angles. It was learnt that the assailants brutally murdered the commandant and the entire room was stained with blood spots while the belongings were scattered everywhere in the house.
Following the crime, Harbhajan Kaur managed to flee from the house and informed the local residents.
SP (Detective) Kulwant Singh Heer said that the criminals also took the licensed gun of the commandant and some valuables from their house. The police also questioned three construction labourers who were working in the house of deceased. Commandant Narinder Singh’s two daughters namely Narinder Kaur and Nirpal Kaur also reached Dasuya while his son is settled in the US. His daughters claimed that their father had no animosity with anybody.
However, they were adamant on the theory that prima facie the crime was committed by some known persons. The police said that further investigation is on in the case while a search is on to nab the accused.
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