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Robbers kill NRI in Punjab’s Moga, injure wife before fleeing with gold, cash

The deceased, identified as Gurcharan Singh, 65, had been living with his sons in Manila from past many years. The couple had come to their native village in January this year.

punjab Updated: Jul 24, 2017 11:26 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Moga
NRI,Punjab
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Robbers killed a 65-year-old NRI and critically injured his wife after barging into their house at Tarewala village in Charik of Moga on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. They also decamped with 80-gram gold and some cash.

The deceased, identified as Gurcharan Singh, 65, had been living with his sons in Manila from past many years. The couple had come to their native village in January this year.

It is learnt that robbers scaled the boundary wall around 2 am to enter the house and attacked the couple with sharp-edged weapons. “While Gurcharan has succumbed to fatal injuries on his neck and forehead, his wife Baljeet Kaur is undergoing treatment at the civil hospital here,” Charike station house officer Jaskar Singh said.

The NRI’s brother, Chamkaur Singh, who lives in the adjoining house, in his first information report (FIR) stated that he heard loud screams from his brother’s office and immediately rushed there. Later, he informed police.

The SHO said they have spotted suspects on a bike with the help of a CCTV footage. The probe is on, he added. The body was handed over to the family after the autopsy. A case has been registered.

First Published: Jul 24, 2017 11:26 IST