Murder: After murder, entire Asur village won’t vote | Chandigarh News

AMRITSAR: Mourning the killing of a local resident, the Rakhwal village council in Amritsar has decided to abstain from voting in Saturday’s assembly elections. Deepunder Singh alias Deep Sarkaria (37) was shot dead at his home on Friday evening. Marking an example of mass mourning, most residents of Rakhwal performed Deepunder’s last rites at the village crematorium and later offered prayers at the local gurdwara. “He was loving towards everyone and was there in times of need. The entire village has mourned his death and has decided not to vote,” village head Jagtar Singh said on Saturday, clarifying that they were not boycotting the elections out of any grudge against the government or political leaders. The village has 1,234 votes, he added. Deepunder, a father of two, was shot dead at his home by unidentified masked men who arrived on a motorbike. Amritsar Superintendent of Police (Rural) Satinder Singh said the assailants reached Deepinder’s home around 8.30pm and opened fire on Deepinder and others who were visiting him. The injured are Sukhcharanjit Singh, Major Singh, Swaran Singh and Sandeep Singh. Terming there to be no political rivalry behind the incident, the SSP said initial evidence suggested that personal enmity and rivalry was the culprit. Recounting the incident, Major Singh, one of the injured, said he was sitting at Deepinder’s bungalow when unidentified assailants came on a motorbike and started firing indiscriminately. The SSP said police are yet to arrest anyone.

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