In a shocking incident, a resident of Chuharwal village, Meharban area, hacked son of a panchayat member of the same village with a sharp-edged weapon in front of homeguard jawans in the broad daylight over property issue on Friday.
At the time of the incident, victim Gurdev Singh, 37, was going somewhere on his bike and had stopped at the villages’ periphery to chat with homeguard jawans Rachhpal Singh and Gurnam Singh, deputed at the Meharban police station.
The accused, Mohinder Singh, came there all of a sudden with a sickle and attacked Gurdev. The cops nabbed the accused and snatched the weapon from his hand. The victim was rushed to civil hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
According to sources, a property dispute was going on between Gurdev and Mohinder.
ASI Satnam Singh, who is investigating the case, said Harbhajan Singh, father of the deceased, is a panchayat member of the village. The deceased is survived by wife, two daughters and a son. A murder case has been registered against the accused.