Five charged with assault and opening fire in village of Amritsar : The Tribune India

Tribune press service

Amritsar, January 29

A minor motorbike-car accident turned sour when gunmen broke into a house and beat up the complainant’s family in addition to opening fire on them in the village of Talwandi Nahar.

Although the incident happened about two weeks ago, a case was registered yesterday after the medical reports of the victims.

Those booked were identified as Rajinder Singh, Karan Singh, Vinay Partap Singh, Rustam Singh and Ravi Singh, all residents of Talwandi Nahar village.

Sahib Singh, the plaintiff, told the police that on January 14, his nephew Manohar Singh came and said that he and his sister-in-law Harpreet Kaur had gone to Fatehgarh Churian to take medicine.

He said as they were returning, their bike hit a stationary car. Vinay Partap Singh, owner of the car, and several other people allegedly consumed alcohol in a tavern. Seeing this, they came out and started abusing them and arguing with them. He said that later, as they were returning, the Accused stopped them near the Talwandi Nahar level crossing and beat them. Manohar recounted that they somehow got home while escaping the accused.

Sahib said that he along with his brother Dalbir Singh and Gurmej Singh went to the house of Vinay Partap who along with other accomplices started throwing bricks and stones. He said they narrowly escaped and returned home. He said that after some time Defendant Rajinder and other Defendants broke into their house and beat the family members. He said Rajinder fired three shots after which people started to gather and the accused fled.

He said police had previously registered the complaint in the daily newspaper and an FIR had now been registered against the accused. Law enforcement authorities said investigations were ongoing and suspects would soon be arrested.

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