Youth shot by father-in-law over love marriage

  • Vishal Sally, Hindustan Times, Batala
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2014 22:17 IST

Annoyed by the love marriage of his daughter with a boy of same village, the father of the girl reportedly shot the boy near village Butala while the victim was going to Baba Bakala Gurudwara, last evening.

The victim who sustained five bullet injuries was rushed to a private hospital at Amritsar, where his condition was stated to be very critical.

In this statement to police victim's father, Santok Singh resident of village Sherowal under Ghuman police station told that his son, Paramjeet Singh had love affair with his fellow villager, Ranjeet Kaur but the family members of the girl denied to accept their relation after which, the couple solemnised their marriage at Punjab and Haryana High court.
On the orders of the court, the police had provided security cover to the couple but later withdrew after some months.

But irritated with the marriage, the girl family had broken all sorts of bonds with the couple. And on Sunday afternoon, when Paramjeet Singh along with Ranjeet Kaur was going to Baba Bakala gurdwara, Ranjeet's father Prem Singh tried to stop them near village Kartarpur but they managed to flee but Prem Singh chased them and intercepted their motorcycle near village Butala and started fighting with Paramjeet.

Though, Ranjeet Kaur tried to intervene but Prem Singh without listening to her request fired five bullets at Paramjeet Singh during which he was seriously injured.

Listening to the cries of help raised by Ranjeet Kaur, near-by residents rushed to the spot after which, Prem Singh fled from the spot on his motorcycle.

When contacted SSP, Amritsar Rural, Jasdeep Singh, he told that the police had registered a case under section 307 IPC, 25/27/54/59 Arms Act against Prem Singh, who was absconding yet. He told that the police had launched a manhunt to nab the accused.

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