A man was allegedly shot dead over an old dispute at Poohli village near here on Friday evening by a brother and nephew of SAD sarpanch of the village.
The victim, Manjeet Singh, 22, was shot dead allegedly by Daljit Singh and his son Ajay Pal Singh. Daljit is brother of sarpanch of the village, Amandeep Singh.
Both allegedly went to the house of the victim in an inebriated condition at about 8:30 pm and Daljit shot dead the man with a revolver. Both fled from the spot after the crime.
The victim’s father, Santokh Singh, said that Daljit Singh and his son Ajay Pal Singh came to his house in an inebriated condition and started hitting the gate of our house with a sharp-edged weapon.
“The duo had come to our house over a minor tussle between my son and accused Ajay Pal over a brawl between them that took place about two years ago. My son had come from Chandigarh the same evening after appearing in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination there. As they started hitting the gate, I and my son came to the gate to see what was happening. As soon as I opened the gate Daljit Singh opened fire at my son from his revolver that hit him in the chest, resulting in his death on the spot,” he alleged.
Both reportedly left the revolver and sharp-edged weapon at the spot. The body of the victim was shifted to the civil hospital for postmortem.
Investigation officer assistant sub-inspector Nirmal Singh at Nathana police station said that a case under section 302 (murder) of the IPC and the arms Act has been registered against the father-son duo and the police were searching for them.
However, he said that the police were yet to recover the weapons used in the crime.