In what appears to be a case of road rage, some unidentified persons shot a man to death at Budhopinder village in the district on Monday night.
The deceased has been identified as Paramjit Singh (36), a resident of Chitti village near Lambra, Jalandhar, while his friend Govinda also sustained serious injuries.
After getting information, the police launched a massive search operation to nab the accused who are still at large.
Govinda said and Paramjit were going to Chitti village in a Tata Indigo car from Jalandhar when a vehicle with four to five occupants did not let them pass near Budhupinder village.
“Paramjit repeatedly honked at them to get past their vehicle. They suddenly parked their car in front of ours and fired shots at us, leaving Paramjit seriously injured,” the complainant told the police.
The police said Paramjit sustained two bullets on this face and back and succumbed to his injuries later.
The deceased worked as a driver with the Satluj Body Builders, a manufacturer of buses in Jalandhar while Govinda works as a carpenter.
The deceased has been survived by his wife and a five-year-old daughter.
The assailants fled from the spot and also took the car and a mobile phone belonging to the deceased.
Deputy superintendent of police (DSP investigation) Harpreet Benipal said they have recovered the car from a village, 15 kilometres from Sultanpur Lodhi. A case has been registered under various sections against unidentified persons. Govinda failed to identify the assailants since it was dark.
The deceased’s body has been sent to the Kapurthala civil hospital for the post-mortem examination. His brother younger brother Happy came from Dubai, whose marriage was slated on April 16.