Property dealer killed over parking of car
Persistent quarrelling between two neighbours over parking of a car claimed the life of a 58-year-old property dealer after he was allegedly beaten up and hit with an iron rod at Atal Nagar of Rahon Road on Sunday night.punjab Updated: May 05, 2014 23:16 IST
Persistent quarrelling between two neighbours over parking of a car claimed the life of a 58-year-old property dealer after he was allegedly beaten up and hit with an iron rod at Atal Nagar of Rahon Road on Sunday night.
The victim, Surjit Singh, went to sleep after getting first aid from a local doctor. However, when his kin went to wake him up on Monday morning, they were shocked to find him dead.
On being informed, the Basti Jodhewal police reached the spot and initiated investigation.
A case has been registered against Surjit's neighbours - Sarwan Singh, his wife Pooja and daughter Geeta under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) following the complaint of Ravinder Singh, son of the deceased.
In his complaint, Ravinder stated that his father was a hosiery worker, but left the job to enter into real estate business.
"For the past year, we had a disagreement with our neighbour, Sarwan Singh, over the parking of his car. Sarwan deliberately used to park his car in front of our gate to harass us. We often asked him to park his car elsewhere, but he was adamant," Ravinder alleged.
"On Sunday evening, Sarwan again parked his car outside our gate, following which my father again approached him to park his car somewhere else. But, instead of moving his car, Sarwan entered into a quarrel with my father, and he, along with his wife and daughter, started thrashing him. Sarwan then hit my father's head with an iron rod, before the trio fled the spot," Ravinder further alleged.
"My father received first aid and went to sleep. On Monday, when he did not wake up, I called the doctor again, who declared him dead," he rued.
Inspector Harwinder Singh, station house officer (SHO), Basti Jodhewal police station, said a case had been registered against the accused, adding that efforts were on to arrest them.