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Nanded pilgrims attacked, 1 killed near Rohtak

punjab Updated: Jan 15, 2014 11:59 IST
HT Correspondent

One person died after some unidentified car borne persons attacked a truck carrying pilgrims for Nanded Sahib in Maharastra on their way from Fatehgarh Sahib district of Punjab at Jind byepass here on the intervening night of Tuesday-Wednesday. The deceased is identified as Gurpreet Singh son of Pak Singh, resident of Rampur Kalera village of the said district.

As per details, over 45 pilgrims from Punjab were on their way to Nanded Sahib of Maharastra, when a white care bearing Haryana registration number came from back side and started running parallel to the truck around 11:50pm on Tuesday night. Before, pilgrims could understand, an unidentified man sitting in car waved a revolver outside the vehicle and fired a shot towards the window of truck. The bullet hit Gurpreet Singh, who was sitting beside conductor on front seat. The accused fled from the spot by speeding the car.

The development created choas among pilgrims, who with the help of some locals informed the police and rushed the injured to hospital. Where he was declared brought dead.

DSP Anil Kumar Yadav reached at the Rohtak medical college to meet the kin's of deceased. While police offered, make shift arrangements for pilgrims, but turning down their offer, they returned back to Punjab, while kin's family members stayed back for the post mortem here.

Yadvinder Singh, victim's brother told media persons that they were attacked without provocation of any kind. Sources said that the attack could be an attempt to loot the pilgrims.

DSP Anil Kumar Yadav said that police is investigating the matter after registering a murder case against unidentified persons.