Property dispute: Unemployed man fires at father

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Sep 01, 2014 10:00 IST

Not content with Rs 22 crore that his father was offering as his share of the money from property sale, a 46-year-old man shot at his 72-year-old father over property dispute at their home in Sector 36 on Sunday.

The accused Harminder Singh shot at his father Keshar Singh twice, once each at the shoulder and leg, at around 1:30 pm, after entering into a verbal confrontation. The victim was rushed to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 16 where his condition is said to be stable.

Sector 36 SHO inspector Bhupinder Singh said Keshar Singh, a retired chief engineer from Punjab Mandi Board, had recently sold property worth Rs 150 crore in Zirakpur. The accused, who is unemployed at 46, was demanding Rs 50 crore as his share whereas his father was giving him Rs 22 crore.

Keshar Singh’s younger brother was at their home on Sunday to help the father son duo resolve the issue and the crime occurred as soon as he left.

The victim Keshar Singh was rushed to the hospital by his grand daughter, who is pursuing PhD from Panjab University.

The accused called the police control room informing the cops about the incident. Later, he went to the Sector 36 police station and surrendered. A .32 bore pistol owned by the accused has been recovered.

The police also said that the accused told them that he wanted to only scare and never intended to hurt his father. The father, on his part, had requested the police not to register a case, officials said. The department had, several times, intervened to resolve issues related to money in the family. A case under Section 307 (murder) of the IPC has been registered at Sector 36 police station.

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