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Pathankot Martyr's Family Members Beaten up in Gurdaspur


Updated: May 15, 2017, 1:21 PM IST
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Gurdaspur: The family members of Pathankot martyr Kulwant Singh were allegedly beaten up by a travel agent over a monetary dispute in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

The incident occurred outside a shop falling under the limits of Bhaini Mian Khan Police Station on May 13.

Kulwant's brother Hardip Singh and his wife, Kulwinder Kaur, were thrashed by a travel agent and his accomplices as the later has duped them of Rs 4 lakh, PTI reported.

Reportedly, the CCTV footage of the incident has gone viral on social media, said report.

The dispute arose after Hardip gave Rs 9 lakh to the travel agent, Gurnam Singh, for sending him abroad, said PTI quoting Gurdaspur Sub Inspector Vijay Kumar.

After Gurnam failed to send him abroad, the family demanded that the money be returned. The agent gave them Rs 5 lakh and promised to return the balance amount as well, the police said.

When he failed to honour its promise, Hardip and his wife decided to lodge a police complaint.

On May 13, Hardip and his wife were on their way to a police station to lodge a complaint when they stopped at a shop to recharge a mobile phone.

There Gurnam's family members appeared and they allegedly started thrashing Hardip and Kulwinder.

A case has been registered against 11 persons, including Gurnam, under relevant sections of the IPC, the police said.

However, the family of travel agent was absconding, the police said.

Hawaldar Kulwant Singh was among the seven security personnel who lost their lives when four terrorists sneaked in from across the border and attacked the Pathankot air base on the intervening night of January 1 and 2 last year.

Kulwant was a resident of the Chak Sharif village in Gurdaspur.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: May 15, 2017, 1:02 PM IST
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