Suresh Raina’s cousin dies from injuries sustained in attack by robbers

By: PTI | Chandigarh/pathankot |

Published: September 1, 2020 8:36:46 pm

Suresh Raina’s uncle Ashok Kumar, 58, suffered head injuries died on the spot, in accordance with police. (Express Photo by Kevin D’Souza)

A cousin of former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina succumbed to his injuries at a non-public hospital in Punjab’s Pathankot, days after the his kin have been attacked by robbers, police stated on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Punjab Police shaped a four-member particular investigation staff (SIT) to probe the attack.

The transfer got here after Raina took to Twitter on Tuesday, demanding a probe into the incident, in which his uncle and cousin died.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh too assured the cricketer that these behind the brutal attack might be dropped at justice.

The attack by robbers had taken place in Pathankot’s Tharyal village on the evening intervening August 19 and 20.

According to police, three to 4 members of the infamous “Kale Kachhewala” gang attacked them whereas they was sleeping on the terrace of their home.

Raina’s uncle Ashok Kumar, 58, suffered head injuries died on the spot, in accordance with police.

Kaushal Kumar, 32, the elder son of Ashok, died on Monday evening at a non-public hospital, Pathankot Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Gulneet Singh Khurana stated.

Police stated Ashok’s spouse Asha Devi is essential whereas their second son Apin, 28, is out of hazard. ?The second son has undergone surgical procedure for an harm to his jaw,” Khurana stated.

Ashok’s mom Satya Devi, 80, has been discharged from hospital.

The four-member SIT might be headed by Inspector General (Border Range) SPS Parmar with SSP Gulneet Singh Khurana, Superintendent of Police (Investigation) Prabhjot Singh Virk and Dhar Kalan DSP Ravinder Singh as members.

Additional Director General of Police (Law & Order) Ishwar Singh has been tasked with the day-to-day supervision of the investigation whereas Parmar has been authorised to co-opt some other police officer(s) posted in the state for expeditious investigation, stated DGP Dinkar Gupta.

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