HAVING LOST their father in a road rage incident, Anjali, 8, and Mehak, 10, are trying their best to pacify their mother, Kavita, 30. The girls have not been told about the reason for the mourning being observed at their house. Gurdeep, 32, was stabbed to death in a road rage incident near Industrial Area, Panchkula, on Tuesday night.
Mehak is a class V student and Anjali studies in first class at Mount View Public School, Baltana. “Although Mehak has started understanding what happened to her father, Anjali is still asking about him. We told her that he will return after a few days. We only came to know about the tragic end of Gurdeep when two policemen knocked at our house around 4.30 am on Wednesday,” Raj Kumar, elder brother of the victim, said.
As the two sisters were taken out of the room by Raj Kumar, victim’s wife Kavita said, “Gurdeep was with me till 8 pm on the fateful day. We had gone somewhere. He received a phone call. He dropped me at the house and went to his office.” Gurdeep, who was a courier, was stabbed to death by five men; his friend Vikram was injured in the attack
Although Gurdeep and Raj Kumar shared a house at Anand Vihar in Baltana, they did not have joint financial responsibilities. Raj Kumar said, “Gurdeep was the only source of income for his family. His wife Kavita is a housewife. The financial responsibility of his family is a big question for us now.”
On Thursday, three assailants out of five — Amarjeet alias Babloo, Bunty and Sumit Kumar — were produced in a local court which remanded them in two-day police custody. The FIR against them was registered on the statement of Vikram who was injured in the attack. He was admitted to Civil Hospital, Sector 6, and was discharged on Wednesday night.
The probe officer, ASI Sushil Kumar, said, “Bunty, who was in an Indigo car, and Gurdeep had been engaged in heated arguments following a road rage incident for more than half an hour. Bunty called his four friends, who attacked the victim with sharp-edged weapons. When we checked Bunty’s car and Gurdeep’s motorcycle, we learnt that there was no road accident. The two argued over likely collision between their vehicles near the Industrial Area.”
A murder case was registered at the Sector 20 police station.