Chandigarh: Dalbir Singh, 5, Vice-president of Gurdaspur Shiromani Akali Dal Unit, was shot dead and later his legs chopped off allegedly by a poultry farm owner after a personal dispute broke off between the two.
Police said that the accused, Balwinder Singh, 55, and his sons Manjor Singh, 25, and Mandeep Singh, 24, along with six others barged into Dalbir’s house around 10 pm on Monday. While Manjor and Mandeep fired a dozen bullets, Balwinder cut off Dalbir’s legs with a sharp-edged weapon before threatening shocked family members with dire consequences.
Villagers, requesting anonymity, said that Dalbir was a former sarpanch and had intervened to sort out a dispute Balwinder had with another resident earlier in the day. A compromise was reached but Balwinder was nursing a grudge and took revenge by forcibly entering Dalbir’s house at night and brutally killing him.