Year after murder, justice eludes Sippy Sidhu’s family
For the family of national-level shooter and advocate Sukhmanpreet Singh Sidhu, alias Sippy Sidhu, 32, who was found murdered at a Sector-27 park on September 20, last year, life has centered on a single theme since — getting the culprits behind bars.punjab Updated: Sep 21, 2016 19:30 IST
For the family of national-level shooter and advocate Sukhmanpreet Singh Sidhu, alias Sippy Sidhu, 32, who was found murdered at a Sector-27 park on September 20, last year, life has centered on a single theme since — getting the culprits behind bars.
“From the day of the murder, we knew the culprit. I told the UT Police that Sippy had gone to meet her former girlfriend, the daughter of a high court judge, and she should be arrested and questioned, but nothing happened,” says Deepinder Kaur, 60, Sippy’s mother. Deepinder’s husband had died in 2008.
“Except the Prime Minister and the President, I have handed over representations to all other authorities, including the chief justice, by hand,” Deepinder adds.
Even on Tuesday, the family, relatives and friends organised a candle march to the Sector-27 park where Sidhu was found murdered.
Referring to the woman, Sippy reportedly met in the park that day, Deepinder said, “The girl knew Sippy since childhood. Our families also knew each other for three decades. She got my son eliminated because he declined her proposal. He was shot at in the face and chest.”
“He had asked me for advice on whether or not he should go. I had said yes. I regret it to this day,” she said.
Deepinder walks up to the third floor of her house which has Sippy’s childhood pictures all around and opens his room with neatly-placed clothes and shoes, as if waiting for Sidhu.
“I have never opened Sippy’s room ever since he left,” she says, tears rolling down her cheek. She also
“We have been running from pillar to post giving representations and holding candle-light marches. We have faith that the CBI will crack the case,” said Jippy, who is now an introspective man, a stark change from the ‘care-free boy’ before the murder.