Akali leader shot dead, legs chopped-off by assailants in Gurdaspur | Accused are absconding

Akali sarpanch dead

The Hush Post| 5:48 pm|one-minute-read|

A Shiromani Akali Dal leader was allegedly shot dead later his legs were chopped off after an altercation with his neighbour in Gurdaspur, Punjab. The incident took place on Tuesday.

According to the reports, Batala Senior Superintendent of Police Opinderjit Singh Ghuman said there wasn’t any political motive behind the killing of 51-year-old Dalbir Singh Dhilwan who was the vice-president of the Gurdaspur unit of the SAD. He was also a two-time village sarpanch.

The incident happened at Dhilwan village in Dera Baba Nanak area on Monday evening.

Dalbir Singh and his neighbour, Balwinder Singh, had earlier entered into a verbal spat over the hiring of a servant. A compromise was reached between the two with the help of villagers on Monday.

But when Dalbir Singh and his son went for a walk on the outskirts of the village on Monday evening, Balwinder Singh’s two sons, Major Singh (25) and Mandeep Singh (24), pushed him to the floor, the police said.

One of them pumped six bullets into Dalbir Singh.

Then Balwinder Singh chopped off the victim’s legs with a sharp-edged weapon, police said.

Dalbir Singh was taken to a hospital, where he was declared brought dead, police said.

A case has been lodged against the three accused. Six unidentified persons have also been booked under Section 302 (murder) and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act, the SSP said.

The accused are at large and many teams have been formed to arrest the accused men.

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