In a shocking incident, a 55-year-old man committed suicide by consuming poison after shooting down his son and two-year-old granddaughter with a revolver at Pritam Park locality, here on Wednesday afternoon.
The deceased have been identified as Sukhdev Singh (55), his son Dilraj Singh (26) and granddaughter Sidakot Kaur (2). Sukhdev in his suicide note has blamed Dilraj's father-in-law Ajaib Singh for interfering in his family matters, which led to tension in his house.
Dilraj was the only child of Sukhdev. Sukhdev's wife is a teacher, while Dilraj's wife Vatanjit Kaur is working in the army. Both were on their duty when the incident took place at their home.
As per information, Sukhdev was upset over the interference of his son's in-laws in their domestic issues. He had taken up issue with his daughter-in-law, who didn't pay heed to it and had instead 'harassed' the elderly man.
"The real cause behind the incident is yet to be probed, but the old man has left a suicide note, blaming Ajaib Singh, father-in-law of his son, for creating tension in his house," said SSP Gurmeet Singh Chauhan, who visited the spot.
Police inspectors inspecting the crime seen at Ablowal near Nabha road. (Bharat Bhushan/HT)
The accused first fired on his son and killed him by pumping two bullets in his body. Later, he shot dead his two-year-old granddaughter before consuming poison himself. His neighourers informed the police, who rushed to spot. However, Sukhdev died before the police could reach his house.
The police have seized the revolved used in the incident and also the suicide note left by Sukhdev.
The SSP said a case has been registered against Ajaib Singh and police party has been dispatched to nab the accused.