Three members of a family were injured after their neighbours allegedly fired at them, following a petty dispute at Sabhra village in Patti subdivision of Tarn Taran district on Saturday night.
The injured — Kulbir Singh, 19, his mother, Baljinder Kaur, 40, and uncle Rasaal Singh, 45 — have been admitted to a private hospital in Amritsar, where Kulbir’s condition is stated to be critical.
Kulbir’s father, Gurbhej Singh, said his younger son Jaswinder Singh and Bhupinder Singh, aka Bhinder, son of his neighbour Bhagwant Singh, study in the same school at Harike. On Saturday, both had a heated argument on some trivial issue, which was settled in presence of cops at the Sabhra police chowki.
“The father-son duo still nursed a grudge against us. Around 8.30pm, they along with some aides climbed onto the roof of our house from the rear, and started firing at my family members who were sitting in the courtyard. When we started shouting, they fled from there,” he said.
The firing not only damaged the house, but also left three of the family members injured. Patti Sadar police station house officer (SHO) Bikram
Singh said they have recorded statements of the victim
family and will register a case against Bhagwant Singh, Bhupinder Singh, one Karaj Singh and five unidentified persons under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC.