Batala Senior Superintendent of Police Opinderjit Singh Ghuman ruled out any political motive behind the killing of Dalbir Singh Dhilwan, 51, who was the vice president of the Gurdaspur unit of the SAD and also a two-time village head.
R Chandana, an Intermediate student of Redlapalli in Shantipuram Mandal, fell in love with Nanda Kumar, 19, from a neighbouring village. When Chandana's father Venkatesh came to know about their affair, he stopped her from going out of the house.
According to reports, Manjunatha alias Tamma Manja, 27, and his friend Varun Reddy, 24, were riding a scooter in JP Nagar when a group of six to seven men followed them in a car and killed them. The police said the murders were driven by an old rivalry and family enmity.