Hockey player, kin held for murder

Fatehgarh Sahib, February 7

The district police today claimed to have solved the murder mystery of a young Bassi Pathana resident with the arrest of a woman national hockey player along with her father, mother and two brothers within 24 hours of the crime.

Addressing mediapersons, SSP Amneet Kondal said owing to personal enmity, two neighbours of Jarkhelan mohalla in Bassi Pathana had a brawl in which one person was killed. A case under Sections 302 (murder), 148 (rioting), 149 (unlawful assembly) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of the IPC was registered at the Bassi Pathana police station.

She said a team headed by DSP Sukhminder Singh Chauhan and SHO Manpreet Singh Deol was constituted and after investigation, it arrested hockey player Gaganpreet Kaur along with her family members.

Deol said the families of Soma Singh and Swarn Singh, alias Katti, had on February 3 engaged in a scuffle in which Satpal Singh, son of Soma Singh, was seriously injured and died at the PGI during treatment.

He said Soma lodged an FIR with the police alleging Swarn, his wife Gurinder Kaur, alias Soni, his daughter Gaganpreet, his sons Amrit Pal Singh and a juvenile assaulted his son with sticks. — OC

Hockey player, kin held for murder