Army Man Kills 4 In Sangrur Before Being Shot Dead By Police


SANGRUR – An Army man today allegedly killed four persons, including three of his family, and injured as many before being killed himself at Hasanpur village, near Dhuri in the district, the police said.

A soldier in Sikh Regiment and posted in J&K, Jagdeep Singh (28), alias Jaggu Fauji, was home for three months. He is suspected to have shot at some relatives as well as other residents of the village with a .12 bore rifle. He was killed in a shootout with the police.

Those killed have been identified as Jagdeep’s sister-in-law Gurpreet Kaur (30), his aunt Labh Kaur (70), her grandson Harmandeep Singh (17) and a woman from Hasanpur village, Karnail Kaur (50). He allegedly held a grudge against Gurpreet Kaur, the wife of his brother who lives in the US.

“Jagdeep killed his sister-in-law first. He then went to his uncle’s house in the same village and shot his aunt and her grandson dead. After killing Karnail Kaur and injuring the others, he climbed to the house’s roof and placed there with his weapon. When police asked him to turn himself in, he fired at them. He was killed in the cross fire,” said Pritpal Singh Thind, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP). He said Jagdeep used an unlicenced rifle and it was under investigation from where he procured it.

The injured were taken to Government Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, from where one of them, Harjinder was referred to the PGI, Chandigarh.

Dr Sukhveer Singh, Senior Medical Officer at the Civil Hospital in Dhuri, said the post-mortem would be conducted tomorrow as they were yet to receive case documents from the police.

The Army is expected to convene a court of inquiry to look into the case.