A tea vendor was killed in Banga on Wednesday late night when four persons allegedly attacked him with sharp-edged weapons after the vendor’s father denied them two empty glasses for drinking liquor.
The deceased was identified as Kamaljeet Kumar, a resident of MC colony. His father Sucha Ram works with his son at the shop, situated near Banga bus stand. Sucha Ram has also sustained head injuries and admitted to the Jalandhar civil hospital.
Kamaljeet’s brother Ranjeet Kumar said accused Charanjeet and his brother Madan, who work as fruit vendors in the market, came at their shop and demanded two glasses, stating that they wanted to drink liquor. He alleged that when his father refused, they thrashed his father and fled from the spot.
Ranjeet was informed about the incident over the phone, following which the father taken to the hospital.
Ranjeet alleged that when the duo was coming out from the hospital, the accused, along with two others, once again attacked them with sharp-edged weapons, during which Kamaljeet got seriously injured.
Kamaljeet was referred to DMC Ludhiana, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Later in the day, the body was handed over to the family after post-mortem examination.
Banga deputy superintendent of police, Sarbjeet Singh said that a murder case has been registered against Charanjeet, his brother Madan, Rajinder Singh and Sohan of Banga.