A man allegedly shot twice at his father at their residence in Sector 36 on Sunday afternoon following a heated argument over family property, and then surrendered to the police. Luckily, the father escaped with two grazing bullet wounds.
Police has seized the licenced revolver used in the crime and found two bullet casings on the spot. It registered a case of attempt to murder against the son, who was at loggerheads with his father over their ancestral land in Sangrur district in Punjab, said to be worth Rs 200 crore.
The father was identified as Kesar Singh, in his early 70s, who retired as an executive engineer of the Punjab Mandi Board in 2001 and lives in the Sector 36 house with his wife, son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. He was shot by his son Harminder Singh, who is around 50.
- Twitter War Between Congress Leader Amarinder Singh & Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
- Life Of Actor-Dancer Ashwini Ekbote Who Died During A Performance
- Idea Exchange With Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
- PM Narendra Modi Bats For Equal Rights : Here What He Said On Triple Talaq
- Uncle Shivpal Targets Akhilesh, Claims CM Told Him He Will Form Another Party
- Pakistan Continues To Violate Ceasefire In RS Pura
- Samajwadi Party’s internal fight divides SP
- Cyrus Mistry Removed As Chairman of Tata Sons: Here’s What Happened
- Wreath Laying Ceremony Of Slain Soldier Sushil Kumar Observed
- Virat Kohli Powers India Home With Unbeaten 154
- Pakistan Resorts To Heavy Mortar Shelling, 1 BSF Jawan Dead, 3 Injured
- Bigg Boss 10 Weekend Ka Vaar: Priyanka Jagga Evicted
- Here’s How Much Army Welfare Fund Has After MNS Demanded Rs 5 Cr To Cast Pak Artistes
- Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray Take A Jibe At MNS: Here’s What He Said
- Samajwadi Party Crisis Deepens: Here’s How It Will Impact UP Polls
The incident took place around 1.30 pm, when the two were arguing over the property in the drawing room. Harminder’s cousin Maan Singh was visiting the family to mediate in the dispute.
Kesar Singh’s grandson Gurkamal Singh said, “My grandfather and father were present in the drawing room along with my uncle, grandmother and sister while the rest of us were in another room. We heard two gunshots and rushed to see our grandfather who was bleeding. My sister and uncle rushed him to GMSH 16.” The house is being renovated and several labourers working in the house heard the shots and rushed in. “We often hear them arguing and quarrelling in the house but things took an ugly turn today,” said a worker.
The police was informed, but Harminder himself drove to the nearby police station to surrender himself. A forensics team collected two empty cartridges from the drawing room.
The police also recovered the .32 bore revolver Harminder used in the crime; it had four live cartridges.
According to the police, Kesar received two grazing wounds — on the right shoulder and the left leg — and is out of danger. “He’s conscious and stable,” said a family member.
Inspector Bhupinder Singh, SHO of the Sector 36 police station, said, “We have registered a case of attempt to murder and under the Arms Act, investigation is on.” “The son told us that they have property worth Rs 200 crore in their ancestral village in Sangrur. The son said that he was not being given his share which had led to the dispute. Kesar has no other son,” said ASP Urvija Goel.