Four arrested in Punjab for killing NRI

October 31st, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Jalandhar (Punjab), Oct 31 (IANS) Four alleged contract killers have been arrested in Punjab on charges of murdering a US-based NRI in September, police said here Sunday.

Mahinderjit Singh was shot dead Sep 6 when he was to go to Delhi to board a flight back to the US. He had come on a vacation to his village Manak Dheri here.

“Some unidentified people opened fire at him and robbed his family members. They knew that he was returning to the US and was carrying lots of money. We suspect it to be the handiwork of someone who was very close to the family,” a police official said.

“During investigations, we found that Mahinderjit’s nephew Lakhwinder Pal, who is also based in the US, hired contract killers through his friend Jatinder Singh (a resident of Jalandhar). Lakhwinder wanted to take revenge from his uncle over some old family dispute,” the official said.

Those arrested were identified as Jatinder Singh, Naresh Kumar, Rahul and Pardeep Singh. Lakhwinder was still at large, the official said.

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