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Retired Punjab official,daughter attacked over ‘property dispute’

A 60-year old retired official in the Punjab government and his daughter were attacked with weapons by two men at their Sector 50 residence,on Tuesday,following an alleged property dispute.

A 60-year old retired official in the Punjab government and his daughter were attacked with weapons by two men at their Sector 50 residence,on Tuesday,following an alleged property dispute.

Suresh Kumar Sharma and his daughter Shweta (30) were attacked around 2.30 pm and were critically injured. Both victims have been admitted to Fortis Hospital,Mohali.

Suresh sustained injuries to his face while Shweta’s ear was slashed cut and was stabbed in the abdomen.

UT Police have identified one of the accused as Pankaj,a property dealer.

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As per police sources,Sharma,a resident of Tribune Colony in Sector 50,had approached Pankaj some months back to sell his Sector 50 flat.

Pankaj,and another person who is yet to be identified,came to Suresh’s residence Tuesday to settle a deal. The three were having some discussion to settle a property dispute which turned violent. The two accused then attacked Suresh.

Shweta,who was working on her laptop in another room rushed to her father’s rescue and was attacked as well.

Suresh’s wife,Nishi Sharma,who owns a private school was at work when the incident took place.

Despite being injured,Surech gave chase to the accused who managed to escape. Suresh screamed to raise an alarm,following which the neighbors rushed to their help.

Before being taken in for operation,Shweta recounted the incident to the police. However,a formal statement is yet to be recorded.

“We have registered a case of attempt to murder against Pankaj and his unidentified accomplice on the compliant of the persons who brought the two victims to the hospital,” said DSP Malik.

Pankaj’s Sector 22 office and residence were raided by the police while a team of Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory (CFSL) examined the site of crime.