Haryana police official’s brother fires, kills one

February 15th, 2009 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhiwani (Haryana), Feb 15 (IANS) Villagers in this Haryana district Sunday blocked traffic on the Bhiwani-Hansi town highway after a police official’s kin fired indiscriminately Saturday night killing a teenager and seriously injuring another.

Bhiwani police officials confirmed that a case was registered against Mukhtiar Singh, brother of Haryana deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Randhir Singh, and three others for the firing at Jatu Lohari village, 15 km from here.

Sandeep, 15, was killed in the firing and Jeetu has been admitted to a hospital in Rohtak town with serious injuries, the police officials said.

Eyewitnesses told the police that the firing incident took place when a wedding procession was moving near the village and a vehicle tried to overtake it. As members of the procession did not give way to the vehicle immediately, Mukhtiar Singh came out and started firing on the procession indiscriminately.

While one person died on the spot, another was injured. Singh fired 15 rounds, police said.

Angry villagers Sunday blocked the highway connecting Bhiwani and Hansi towns in southwest Haryana, inconveniencing hundreds of commuters.

They criticised the Haryana police and the district administration for not taking action against the guilty. District officials finally persuaded the villagers to lift the blockade after several hours.

A senior district police official said that teams have been sent to nab the guilty.

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