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Murder accused commits suicide

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Hoshiarpur , July 17, 2013
First Published: 19:59 IST(17/7/2013) | Last Updated: 20:00 IST(17/7/2013)

Kuldip Singh, a man from Garhdiwala village and one of the accused in the high-profile murder case of Nishan Singh "Shana", allegedly committed suicide on Monday night by jumping into the Kandi Canal.

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He was riding pillion on the scooter of an acquaintance in Hajipur when he alighted all of a sudden and threw himself into the canal.

The body was fished on Wednesday from near Datarpur. Kuldip's family, later, claimed the body after autopsy and in the evening, blocked traffic in Garhdiwala, alleging that it was a murder and a rival group should be brought to book.On July 11, Kuldip’s son, Pardip Singh, is said to have fired upon at Nishan and killed him.

Kuldip’s wife is also named in the first-information report (FIR) and the entire family is on the run since the incident. Police have, so far, arrested only youth Akali leader Rajwinder Singh "Raja", who is in judicial custody.


 

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