Kabbadi club president shot dead in front of Punjabi University in Patiali

Dharminder Singh was mediating between rival groups when he was killed Tuesday night; four men have been charged with his murder

A man trying to mediate between the two groups after a clash at Punjabi University was killed Tuesday night in a dhabi in front of a campus in Patiali. Four men have been charged with murder.

Identified as Dharminder Singh, the victim was a gym enthusiast and president of the kabaddi club in the village of Daun Kalan. Also politically active, he campaigned for the Aam Aadmi party in Ghanaur after leaving Shiromani Akali Dal ahead of the election.

According to police, two rival groups from the villages of Daun Kalan and Theri clashed at the university on Tuesday night. After a while, Dharminder was representing his villagers during a meeting with a rival group in a dhabi off-campus when someone killed him.

“We took over the body and started an investigation. So far, four people behind the murder have been identified, “said Patiala, senior police supervisor (SAA) Nanak Singh. A case under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against Harvir Singh, Tejinder Singh and two unnamed suspects Down Kalan.

The SAA said police teams were sent to arrest the accused and the body was sent for an autopsy. “It’s a murder that happened because of personal hostility,” he said, denying the gangster’s involvement. The senior police officer also clarified that the victim is not a kabadija player, but only a gym lover.

The assassination drew criticism from Congress leader Navyot Singh Sidhu and former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh over the AAP government’s treatment of law and order.

“The complete collapse of law and order in Punjab … On average, 3-4 murders happen a day, people are in a state of fear …” Sidhu shared on Twitter. “The recent rise in incidents of violence in Punjab is very worrying,” Amarinder tweeted.

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