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Shoot my son dead,says killer cop’s father

Days after the parents of the girl,with whom he eloped,vowed to slaughter her in public,the father of suspended Chandigarh Police

Days after the parents of the girl,with whom he eloped,vowed to slaughter her in public,the father of suspended Chandigarh Police constable Basant Kumar Saturday said his son should be shot dead “as a stray dog should be killed before it bites more people.”

“Basant should be shot dead and must be punished for the gory crimes he is committing. He has become an animal like a stray dog and should be killed before it bites more people,” Basant’s father,Rajbir Singh,a farmer from Garor village in Sonepat district,Haryana,said while talking to The Sunday Express.

He was reacting to reports about his absconding son allegedly killing Chandigarh Police Inspector Sucha Singh,hurting another policeman before escaping in their vehicle.

Rajbir has been absconding since April 18,the day he allegedly shot dead two persons and critically injured another before eloping with his girlfriend,Sarita,from Sonepat.

Among the dead were Sarita’s husband Sandeep,whom she had married only three days ago,and her mother-in-law. Rajbir sought to put the blame on Sarita for his son going berserk.

“This girl has destroyed his thinking abilities and transformed him from a decent young man into a dreaded criminal. Ever since he first eloped with her in February,the community has socially boycotted our family. We brought him back,and after much effort,he landed a job with the Chandigarh Police. But his career is finished because of this girl,” Rajbir said.

The farmer said that Basant has not only ruined his own life but “also left us with no other option but to commit suicide.” Rajbir said his wife was in shock ever since she heard that Basant has committed another murder.

“The Kharkhoda police officials came to us and asked about Basant. We do not have any contact with him since he eloped. He (Basant) does not deserve to live. If the police can not kill him,he should be handed over to me,I will shoot him dead in front of the entire village and redeem my family’s honour,” he added.

However,Sarita’s father,who has already announced to slaughter her if he manages to get hold of her,blamed the Haryana Police for not being able to trace the duo. “Had the Haryana Police put pressure on Basant’s family,they could have told him about his whereabouts. Now that he has murdered a police Inspector,they are again asking us about his whereabouts. How can we give them his details? My daughter has been dead for me since February 3,when she first eloped with Basant. Her uncle got her married to Sandeep (on April 15) but I never attended the marriage. For me she is dead,” her father,Rohtash,said.

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He also reiterated his resolve to kill his daughter. “In case I get to see her,I will cut her into pieces and throw those pieces to dogs,” Rohtash,said.