Attack at sewadar: Stray bullets trigger scare in Amritsar

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Jan 17, 2016 15:06 IST

While Amritsar city police are yet to crack the incident that took place at the Golden Temple four days ago, in which a stray bullet grazed the neck of a ‘sewadar’ (worker) of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) in the ‘parikrama’ of the Golden Temple, stray bullets continue to create a scare in the city with by claiming more such victims.

Three more stray bullet incidents have come to light. The first one occurred during Lohri celebrations outside a 15-year-old victim’s home on January 13.

Police booked a couple of unidentified persons on charges of endangering life or personal safety of others and causing hurt in a case registered at Chheharta police station on the complaint of the father of the injured boy, Sulakhan Singh, a resident of Naraingarh, Chheharta.

While the festivities were in full swing, a stray bullet came and hit 15-year-old Harmanpreet Singh on his knee, leading to profuse bleeding. Sulakhan Singh admitted his son to a hospital. ASI Rajinder Singh, in-charge of Chheharta Town police post, said a case had been registered.

Meanwhile, a man identified as Sachin Kumar, a resident of Batala Road, who was flying kites on the terrace of a factory, had to be operated upon when something hit him in the back of his head. A surgery conducted later revealed a bullet lodged inside his skull.

In yet another incident, Palwinder Singh, a resident of Tarn Taran Road locality, who had parked his car outside his house on the eve of Lohri, found a hole in the rear glass of his car and a bullet and pieces of glass inside it on January 13.

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