Motorcycle borne youths gun down trader in Faridkot

  • Sachin Sharma, Hindustan Times, Faridkot
  • Updated: May 09, 2016 14:39 IST
The police said Deva was facing half-a-dozen criminal cases against him and last year only he was acquitted in a murder case. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT Photo)

In yet another gun killing, one trader, who had a criminal record, was shot dead by two motorcycle borne miscreants here on Sunday morning.

The killing took place at about 10:30 am when Devinder Kumar Deva (45) was on driver’s seat in his pickup van near Mahatma Gandhi memorial public school when two persons came on a motorcycle and reportedly pumped five bullets in Deva’s body.

He was taken to Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

The police said Deva used to supply RO treated water campers and was out on duty when unidentified miscreants opened fire at him.

DSP (detective), Faridkot Sukhdev Singh Brar said that five bullet injuries were on Deva’s body, though police recovered only three bullet casings from the spot.

A case for murder has been registered against unknown persons in this connection. A close circuit television camera has captured the images of motorcycle borne persons who allegedly attacked Deva.

Moreover, two groups of inmates also clashed in Faridkot modern jail after the killing of Deva. Though, jail officials denied any link of clash with Deva’s murder. Superintendent Faridkot modern jail BS Bhullar said that two groups entered into a sort of clash but situation was controlled immediately.

He said that one inmate suffered injury due to stone pelting and was provided treatment. Also, an extensive search operation was conducted in the jail by the district police on Sunday and one mobile phone along with a charger was recovered.

SSP, Faridkot, Sukhmandar Singh said that the killing was not related to any gang war and seemed to be result of personal enmity and police have got certain leads and were working on these.

He said that Deva was not involved in any kind of criminal activity for quite some time and as per his knowledge no case was pending against him.

Last month gangster-turned-politician Jaswinder Singh rocky was shot dead in Parwanoo in Himachal Pradesh on April 30.

Then, within five days, a 25 years old gangster Rahul was shot dead in gang war in Amritsar Wednesday last week

Read: Gangster-politician Jaswinder ‘Rocky’ shot dead near Parwanoo

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