Punjab: Constable opens fire at 2 kabaddi players

According to the two kabaddi players — Lakhwinder Singh (22) and Varinder Singh (23) — they were friends with Paramdeep for the last two years.

Written by Divya Goyal | Bhattiyan (ludhiana) | Published:July 21, 2016 4:32 am

A police constable fired six shots at two kabaddi players in Moga on Tuesday night, leaving them seriously injured. Police have filed an FIR against the absconding constable, Paramdeep Singh, for attempt to murder.

According to the two kabaddi players — Lakhwinder Singh (22) and Varinder Singh (23) — they were friends with Paramdeep for the last two years.

“He used to play kabaddi earlier and we met at tournaments. Recently, he developed an illicit relationship with my sister-in-law. I had objected to it and politely spoke to him about it several times. My sister-in-law lives in Canada, and Paramdeep wanted to settle with her abroad. Yesterday, Varinder and I left for Lande from village Dosanjh. On the way he intercepted our vehicle. After that, all I heard was continuous firing,” said Lakhwinder, who along with Varinder has received three bullet injuries each.

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Varinder accused Lakhwinder’s sister-in-law of offering Rs 20 lakh to the constable for “eliminating” them.

“Paramdeep had earlier threatened us to implicate in a false drug smuggling case,” said Varinder.

“I have no idea if we would be able to play kabaddi matches again. I had plans to play in the league matches in Canada. Now with bullet injuries near spinal cord, I am only hoping for a miracle,” he added.

Doctors said that both the players are now out of danger.

Moga SSP H S Pannu said the constable had used his private 0.32 bore revolver to attack the duo.

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