22-year-old murdered over land dispute near Mullanpur

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, SAS Nagar
  • Updated: Aug 03, 2015 00:12 IST

In a group clash, a 22-year-old boy was murdered in broad daylight, while his father and brother sustained serious injuries, over cultivation of a piece of shamlat land at Perch village of Mullanpur in SAS Nagar district on Sunday.

As per the information, Somnath, a resident of the same village, was cultivating a piece of shamlat land adjoining his fields at about 10.30 am, when the rival group led by Jang Singh of the same village asked him not to cultivate the land as it belonged to him. Heated arguments led to a clash, in which where Somnath's elder son Sunder Lal got killed, while Somnath and his younger son suffered serious injuries and were admitted to the PGIMER, Chandigarh.

Speaking to HT, Mullanpur SHO Iqbal Singh said, "It was group clash. As per reports three women of Jang Singh group caught hold of Sunder Lal, while he and his nephew Gurdeep Singh attacked Lal with sharp-edged weapons. Lal was declared brought dead at the PGIMER. Both the families had a dispute over shamlat land."

The deceased, Sunder Lal, had recently completed his graduation and was helping his father in the farming.

A case under Sections 302, 307, 323, 148, 149, 506 of the IPC has been registered against Jang Singh, Gurdeep Singh and three women. The police parties have been dispatched to arrest the accused, who are absconding, he said.

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