Lawyer shoots man dead, injures 2 over land dispute
A 50-year-old man died and two of his family members were injured after a lawyer opened fire at them following a land dispute at Khokhar village of the district on Saturday morning.
Police said the incident took place when Balwinder Singh and his nephew Gurpreet Singh were working in a field. Their relative Amrik Singh, a lawyer, came on a tractor and started ploughing the field to take its possession. When Balwinder and Gurpreet opposed, he fired four gunshots killing Balwinder on the spot. Gurpreet and Balwinder’s wife Manjit Kaur were injured and were rushed to a hospital, said Dalbir Kaur, sister-in-law of the deceased.
DSP Sukhpal Singh said: “Balwinder had sold his three kanal of land to Amrik, who wanted to take its possession. But Balwinder was giving him land elsewhere. The dispute turned ugly on Saturday and Amrik shot dead Balwinder.”
“A case under Section 302 (murder) of IPC has been registered against Amrik, who is on the run,” said Jatinderpal Singh, station house officer, Sadar police station.